The Butterfly Effect
Life and the passing of time can be viewed as a virtually infinite number of parallel and consecutive short stories. The reality is that these stories are all interconnected, interdependent, each one influencing others, and each one being the precursor to what may, or may not follow.
To paint the picture of a specific event and tell its story, one must first look at what may have triggered this, what subsequently led up to it, and how other, sometimes seemingly disassociated stories affected this time line.
What has, in the past, however been uncommon is for a son or daughter to enter into a career quite foreign to their predecessors. An example of this would be the son of a farming family going out to sea. Even more interesting are situations where this aberrant desire skips a generation and then resurfaces with surprise to the individual thus affected. Hardly different, is that this is what also happens with some genetic diseases.
It has been shown that incidents, whether large or small can trigger seemingly disassociated events at some point in the future. This is described in Chaos Theory as the Butterfly Effect; a butterfly flapping its wings in the forest may be the cause of a catastrophic event somewhere else and seemingly unrelated.
This Butterfly Effect might certainly be how one significant event in the past will lead to a calamity that may threaten the future of humanity as we know it.
Similarly, the Butterfly Effect may be what causes a person to follow a particular path in life. It may also be what causes a grandson to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather.
In each of the books of the Butterfly Effect Series, The Butterfly Effect, The Brotherhood, and Supremacy, you will bear witness to just how one significant event may trigger another, and how at first seemingly unrelated stories are inextricably intertwined, each affecting the outcome of the other.
The Butterfly Effect Series