Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Synchronicity, meet Littlewood's Law of Miracles

Great minds think alike...*
The most recent Xark post features xarker and Janet addressing the human tendency to seek pattern. Strange, since I was about to post on my own recent trompe l'cerveau* experience - a few days ago, after learning that the SR-71-sweatshirt clad neighbor was a Beale buddy of blogger Britt Blaser from back in his SR-71 refueling days, this bedside table sight suddenly registered:
[still entropic life on bedside table; note 'SR-71' mug holding pens (also note rolodex)]
Miraculous, no? SR-71s popping up all over - it's enough to make you a little nervous about what Santa might try to land on your roof.

Except that the neighbors have been there for years, as has Britt, and the mug has been there for months...the only change was in my attentional focus.

oh, and the address rolodex? it was open, through no conscious intent, to Grizzly Woman.*

It's starting to look like Littlewood's Law of Miracles in action...

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