I read a lot. One thing I’ve noticed is that each book will contain a word or phrase that stood out in the previous book. Maybe I had to look up its meaning in the dictionary, which is why I’ve remembered it. Or maybe some historical figure or place, rarely if ever mentioned in the books I read, will turn up in two books in a row.
It’s always seemed like an unusual coincidence and made me wonder if there isn’t some kind of invisible pattern in life that I’m unconsciously following. At any rate, like most coincidences that occur for me, they make me think I’m exactly where I’m meant to be.
They’re a kind of comfort, a reassurance as well as an oddity.
Also, after reading a book called Quiet Power, I’ve recognized that I’ve been an introvert at least since age 20. Here’s a set of graphs that are right on the money. The one about “stages of socializing” describes me to a T. I had to laugh because at large family/friend get-togethers and local events I enjoy myself for an hour or two, then I begin to look forward to leaving, and when I finally do (as soon as I can without being rude) I’m absolutely relieved.
How about you? Do any of these fit?