We've all had that sense that everything happens for a reason !
In today's monologue I play a little game of 'if only', using some events from my own life and some well known historical events, to demonstrate how everything is connected and how one thing leads to another.
I'd be curious to hear your own list of personal and collective 'if only's'.
PS. I'm lousy with history - Robert Bruce is actually Robert The Bruce.
PPS. I had to edit out a bunch of personal stuff I shouldn't have put in this monologue, so it shifts a little abruptly early on, from one thing to another.