Lattice of CoincidencePosted: May 14, 2008
“A lot o’ people don’t realize what’s really going on. They view life as a bunch o’ unconnected incidents ‘n things. They don’t realize that there’s this, like, lattice o’ coincidence that lays on top o’ everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you’re thinkin’ about a plate o’ shrimp. Suddenly someone’ll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o’ shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin’ for one, either. It’s all part of a cosmic unconciousness.”
- Miller in Repo Man
This line rings true for me more often than I’d care to admit. Like sometimes, I’ll be thinking of The Incredible Hulk, and this will show up in my yard for no reason that I know:
I like how it’s busting out of its cover, ala Bruce Banner/Hulk. How did this ball come to settle near my trash cans? Did I will it there with my anticipation of this summer’s movie? Did it escape the angry kicks of the kid up the street? It most likely traveled on the wind of the weekend’s nor’easter, but coincidence? I think not.