A couple days back, Barack Obama was sworn in as President on the same day celebrating the quintessential Equal rights activist Martin Luther King… whom had he lived might have held the job first himself which in turn might be the reason that he didn’t.
Israel also had an election on the day it had designated Jerusalem its capital in 1950.
And I could not help wondering if Hitler had been elected on Halloween’s eve or the next day? ( Not close, it was in March! )
Shouldn’t the Miss USA, Turkey or World pageants be held on Women’s Day, just for the contradiction.
Of course, all of that is only due to the fact that we have more causes than days in the year. There is a post in itself hidden there where one could ask for a consolidation of these events. Either reduce the world’s problems to less than 365 or match them on the days we have. Sensibilities might be offended if Thrash day fell on Persons with disabilities day, admittedly but I think you could bunch up the World Goth Day ( May 22 ) with World Turtle Day ( May 23 ) and World Geek Pride Day ( May 24 ) without the turtles taking exception and save two slots for something else?
Anyway, I insist, coincidences and nothing else. In science, there are magical numbers but you just cannot mix the square root of 2, the Golden Ratio and Pi ( Which has an International Day on March14 by the way ) with your birthday or your kid’s by accident since they stand for 1.6180339887498948482… & 1.4142135623730950488… & 3. 1415926535897932384… respectively and people being on average quite straight and serious chose not to be born on those!
The strange relationship between Square root of 2 & Pi as it brings a product based infinite series
or is derived from it :
Maybe, maybe not ? ? ?
Dreams are not coincidences either to the real world since they proceed to make stories out of our excess subconscious baggage of events lived, noticed or understood more or less recently. In the same sense that it is not a coincidence that the character introduced on page or minute 22 reappears “fatefully” on minute or page 110 only the proof that the author knows how to weave a story.
Nor is it a coincidence that the tomato sauce tastes like tomatoes, amongst other reasons since I put tomato paste in it?
As a matter of fact coincidences are mostly not coincidences themselves! Because in order for two events occurring simultaneously only become coincident if someone is there not only to observe them doing so but also to find a relationship between the two? If the end of World War III wipes out my entire family, no one will notice that it came on the 200th anniversary of my great-great-grandmother’s birthday! It would still have happened, right? I mean, if set on a 12 hours format your digital clock shows 11:11 twice a day and you want me to be awed because you turned your head towards it knowingly for the first time in 5 weeks?
So that there are but an extremely small number of events that really become coincidences and that too is our doing too. We’re often not there or do not see the link. Otherwise, were we omniscient and ubiquitous, we’d be swimming in an ocean of coincidences.
Yeap, the second cousin of the guy doing the night cleaning shift at the office where your best friend works bought a blue Ford Focus just like the new girlfriend of your old high school’s PhysEd class teacher’s son. They only sell 20 000 of those last month 15 % of them blue. Incredible!!!
Shssssssshhhhhh, nevermind. Good day anyway, Tay.