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

- Jake Kotze

April 21, 2018

The Night Ocean?

I listened to the new '42 Minutes' podcast a few days ago, where Doug interviewed Paul La Farge about his novels 'The Night Ocean' and 'Luminous Airplanes'.
04.17.18 Episode 309: Paul La Farge
"On the day before the paperback edition of The Night Ocean arrives, we (Doug) meet again with Paul La Farge to speak about his 2011 work, Luminous Airplanes, an expansive, hugely imaginative, and very funny novel about history, love, memory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world."
The weird thing is as soon as Doug released the podcast about 'Luminous Airplanes' and the day the paperback edition of the book 'The Night Ocean' comes out, this happens -
IT Does Seem to be a Donnie Darko Kind of World Doesn't IT?
Maybe we'll have to call Doug "Dougie Darko" from now on?-)
But that's not all, because on my first ever visit to the 'Avid Reader' bookstore to hear a talk by Dave Graney, I bought the two books pictured above.
The (Love) Shack?
Dave Graney sitting in the 'Gifts and Things'
section of 'The Avid Reader' bookstore
The 'Avid Reader' bookstore has a podcast site where recorded conversations like Dave's are kept.
But when I did a net search looking for the 'Avid Reader's podcast site I stumbled across another 'Avid Reader's bookstore podcast site and guess who one of the podcast's guest authors were at that site?
Paul La Farge talking about his fictious book about Lovecraft -
Paul La Farge: The Night Ocean
On Lovecraft's birthday of March 15th this year I wrote this post -
The Call of Cthulhu?!
Then on the 11th of April after reading Lovecraft's short story 'The Call of Cthulhu' I wrote this post -
Downside Up: The Golden Bough and Fraser/Frazer?
Then on April 12th, 2018, like I recounted in this post a lady threw herself into the ocean from a cruise liner in the Pacific Ocean -
Natasha de Tracie: AKA Lillian Lovecraft
She lived one suburb away from where I bought the Lovecraft book, too.
I hate to say it, but 2018 is turning out a lot weirder than I could ever imagine when it comes to synching/sinking -
2018 and that Sinking/Synching Feeling?
And it's a long way from over yet -
R. Lee Ermey passed away on the
of the Titanic's sinking
Full Metal Life-Jackets?
Just don't shoot the messenger, OK?
An Archetypal Sign of the Times?

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