By Lynda Dahl. * Probabilities. The term sounds theoretical, removed from the intimacy of everyday living. Surely probabilities are simply the results of mathematical equations, distant and cool. But no, they are a part of the living universe of ideas, vibrant with their own form of life. In fact, our life depends on them. Our personal reality is like a shining platform resting upon intricately woven probabilities. We select these probabilities so unconsciously and beautifully—and easily—that it does not occur to us to question the basic structure of an event, or our participation in the creation of that event through our choice of probabilities. Yet any focus point of physical life is caused by a merging of probabilities.