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

- Jake Kotze

November 19, 2018

Synchromysticism, When it Rains it Pours?

A bicycle (built) for two?
"In 1961, an IBM 704 at Bell Labs was programmed to sing
"Daisy Bell" in the earliest demonstration of computer
speech synthesis.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke witnessed the IBM 704 demonstration and referenced it in the 1968 novel and film
2001: A Space Odyssey, in which the HAL 9000 computer sings "Daisy Bell" during its gradual deactivation."
9/11 Screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey?
It's been a weird week for me in terms of observing some strange Hollywood synchromysticism.
After meeting the two actors who played the astronauts in Kubrick's 2001 space movie at a fifty year anniversary screening in my hometown on November 9th, 2018, I then hear the sad news of the passing of the actor who voiced HAL the computer in that movie.
Douglas Rain passed away on 11/11, which is Remembrance Day in Australia.
Then I see William Goldman passes away five days later on November 16th.
William Goldman, screenwriting star and Hollywood skeptic, dies at 87
A HAL of a Surreal Trip Down Memory Lane?
"In Australia, Remembrance Day is always observed on 11 November, regardless of the day of the week, and is not a public holiday; it is a time when people can pay their respects to the substantial number of soldiers who died in battle.
Some institutions observe two-minutes' silence at 11 am through a programme named Read 2 Remember, children read the Pledge of Remembrance by Rupert McCall and teachers deliver specially developed resources to help children understand the significance of the day and the resilience of those who have fought for their country and call on children to also be resilient when facing difficult times.
Services are held at 11 am at war memorials and schools in suburbs and cities across the country, at which the "Last Post" is sounded by a bugler and a one-minute silence is observed.
In recent decades, Remembrance Day has been largely eclipsed as the national day of war commemoration by ANZAC Day (25 April), which is a public holiday in all states.
When Remembrance Day falls on a normal working day in Melbourne and other major cities, buglers from the Australian Defence Force often play the "Last Post" at major street corners in the CBD.

While this occurs, the majority of passers-by stop and observe a moment of silence while waiting for the bugler to finish the recital."
Remembrance Day (11/11) fell on a Sunday this year, too;-)
'Soldier in the Rain' is the first writing credit out of 34 at
William Goldman's IMDB page.
'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' is a song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', which was written by William Goldman. 
Writers: Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay)
William Goldman adapted quite a few Stephen King novels to the screen, including 'Misery', 'Dreamcatcher' and 'Hearts in Atlantis'.
The Deeply Odd Synchromystic Life and Death of Anton Yelchin
Writers: Stephen King (book), William Goldman (screenplay)
A Star is Born as Two Stars Die?
Black Hole Sun?

Luke Hemsworth born on November 5th, 1980 is known for his work on Thor: Ragnarok(2017), Westworld (2016) and
Thor: The Dark World (2013).

Luke Hemsworth in Westworld (2016)
Chaos takes control?!
Illusory Magick?
How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything?
11:11: Speaking With Nature: Sandra Ingerman - VoiceAmerica?
November has certainly been no bed of roses, but for better or worse everything does seem to be connected in some strange way, don't you think?-)
Oh, and today (November 19th) would have been my 30th wedding anniversary, if I was still married. 
My wedding ring with the date of the wedding day inscribed inside - 19/11/88
Life tends not to end the way most Hollywood movies would lead you to believe they should, unless it is a Stanley Kubrick adaption of a Stephen King book that is;-)
But it is all an interesting trip nevertheless, if you would just open your eyes and take a look around on your journey I think.
Love on the Rocks...A Fool's Journey?
But I guess life means nothing to some fools, right?-)
Happy trails:-)

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