Synchronicity log for 2010

4-15-10 (first half posted)

I was in my truck, about to cut grass, and I went through my MP3 player looking for music. I settled on an album by Muse, but, for some reason that I only later understood, I started the playlist at the song immediately preceding the Muse album, "Super Sex," by Morphine.
    I started the song and got out to unload my mower, listening to an instrumental intro of "Super Sex." The first word of the song is "Taxi," spoken twice; the instant it sounded over my headphones, a van pulled into the driveway at my right. A taxi.
    Also worth noting, about an hour after I met the taxi, I started having a recurring thought: "the necessary lies." It went through my head again and again, and I had no idea where it had come from. Then, when I went home that afternoon, I got a shower and then lay down to read. I picked up where I'd left off earlier, in Mortals by Norman Rush, and not three lines down did I read a sentence regarding "the necessary lies."
    Now, Logical Me was quick to point out that I could have subconsciously skimmed the paragraph before stopping earlier, a phenomenon I'm quite familiar with. For example, while editing my fiction, I'll often use a word, then a paragraph later find I used the exact same word there. I've come to the conclusion we read into things much more than we consciously realize (both figuratively and literally -- we know much more than we know). Anyway, interesting as this was, I at first sided with Logical Me, attempting to remain objective and all ... but then I remembered: when I'd stopped reading earlier that afternoon, I had finished one page and stopped on a fresh one, and I distinctly remembered reading only the first two words on the page, quickly, since I was in a hurry, and then abruptly shutting the book. The "necessary lie" sentence was the next paragraph down, and I only had the page open less then a second before I shut it; I simply wouldn't have had time to go down that far. Interesting, interesting.

Synchronicity: One Man's Experience book, paranormal,
              unknown, higher dimensions, mystery, Aaron Garrison