" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 30, 2018

Lest We Forget: It's a Funny Old World We Live in ... and a Tragic One at That, But with No Meaning Whatsoever?

Nobody has to tell me that life is no bed of roses, I've seen enough of life to know that it isn't, but I do find that there is a reason to it all no matter how painful it seems on a personal and collective level.
I saw a news story where Patton Oswalt was praising his late wife's book for shedding light on the life of a serial killer who was arrested on April 25th, 2018.
Golden State Killer: Patton Oswalt praises late wife Michelle McNamara for book on case
"Two years ago, almost to the day, crime writer Michelle McNamara was found dead in her Los Angeles home.
She left behind not just a husband — comedian Patton Oswalt — and a seven-year-old daughter, but a half-finished book on the Golden State Killer, who terrorised Californians in the 1970s and 80s.
Through his grief, Oswalt collaborated with journalists Billy Jensen and Paul Haynes to finish the five-year-old project.
It was released as
I'll Be Gone In The Dark in February.
Overnight, at an event in Illinois to promote the book,
Oswalt suggested the Golden State Killer would be caught soon.
"He's running out of time," he told the audience.
How prescient that turned out to be.
Within hours, police in the United States announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in connection with the killings, and Oswalt praised his late wife for her persistence.

In Australia and New Zealand April 25th is ANZAC Day, a day the nation stops to remember the soldiers who fought in wars and gave their lives for the two countries.
After I read that news story about Patton Oswalt's late wife's book about a serial killer who was caught on April 25th, I watched the Bobcat Goldthwait directed TV Special documentary on Netflix called 'Patton Oswalt: Annihilation'.
"It's chaos. Be kind."~ Michelle Eileen McNamara 
"Patton Oswald, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet.
Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Patton Oswald continues his journey to contribute joy to the world."
It is a tragically funny old world, but is it as truly as chaotic as it seems?
Maybe when we are sitting at the poker table of life it seems so, but maybe once we cash in our chips it might make a little more sense in the overall game of life and death.
It doesn't make it any less painful though when it comes to a loss.
"Kelly chats with Patton Oswalt about the role of comedy in society at the ‘Just For Laughs’ festival in Montreal.
This conversation and the one that followed at the bar helped inspire The Tao of Comedy."
Meredith Salenger
Patton quotes the line from the movie 'Apocalypse Now',"Charlie don't surf" in his 'Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time' TV special and his new wife once starred in a movie called 'My Apocalypse'.
Patton's new wife was born on Pi Day in 1970 I see.
Stephen Hawking Dies on Pi Day?!
Life is a much longer game than we think, I think;-)
Death and Comedy?

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