As many have noted, this is the last repetitive date we’ll see in our lifetimes (unless you can hang on another 88 years to 01/01/2101).
I’m a bit of a number nerd. Not so much into math, but a person who keeps strange little superstitions, making wishes at 11:11 and imbuing certain combinations with meaning. Hey, you never know!
Sometimes life does offer amazing moments of synchronicity, though.
After posting my James Baldwin essay yesterday, my fabulous roommate revealed that her uncle was close friends with the author. “Jimmy” was her cousin’s godfather!
WHAT? I’ve been living with someone with a connection to my literary hero?!
“Yeah, we should all get coffee sometime,” she said casually.
“This is amazing!” I said.
She shrugged. “I wasn’t even going to mention it, but you keep talking about him.”
Sure enough, her uncle’s name sounded familiar. I went to my Baldwin biography and found several mentions of Robert Cordier. Then I googled him (of course) and found more: playwright, director, famed acting teacher, etc, etc. Whoa!
Mind officially blown.
In other fun news, I’ve been nominated for an Expat Blog Award!
The contest has been going on for awhile, but I was too shy to mention it before. But along with my slight number fixation and surprise connections, I must also have a competitive underdog streak somewhere in there, too.
Stories of synchronicity to share?