Dean Radin, Ramona Fradon and Roy and Dann Thomas and I are having dinner on Wednesday night and are discussing time travel in science fiction. I bring up my favorite book from my elementary school days, A Wrinkle in Time, which becomes grist for Dean's mill, since he has some knowledge of the theory behind time travel itself.
Later that evening, the activities coordinator arrives & introduces herself to the group, since she'd been out on jury duty. We're having a discussion about the theme of the symposium and during the course of the conversation she says her favorite novel from her own schooldays was- what else?- A Wrinkle in Time.
Later that evening we meet Tony from Pennsylvania, who gravitates to the East Coast contingent of the group like an iron filing to an electromagnet. We have a very intense discussion about the creative process and it turns out that Tony is from the same small town as the first speaker, David Hufford. And what's more, it turns out he has had problems with sleep paralysis, which is David's specialty.
As I told the group, there is coincidence, there is meaningful coincidence and then there is symbolically supercharged meaningful coincidence.
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