So began a life with “less schedule than a forest fire and less peace than a hurricane.” — Walter Thompson, Churchill’s bodyguard, quoted by Sonia Purnell in Clementine.
It tickles my fancy when details in what I’m reading correspond with my current situation. For instance, reading about the events on March 23, 1877 on March 23rd. Or reading about the view from an airplane while looking out an airplane window.
Forest fires and hurricanes are not at all delightful, but I found it noteworthy to come across this unusual pairing during the first week of September 2017, when Irma was approaching Florida and fires were consuming Montana, Idaho, Washington, and our beloved Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.
Had I read this sentence in July, it would have glanced off me without notice. But reading it in September gave the description rich resonance.
Have you experienced such an intersection between your reading and your living?
What an intersection! This has happened to me recently, too, though not nearly as vivid as yours. That’s one for the (commonplace) book(s)! 🙂
Of course it has happened to me. And do you think I can come up with ONE SINGLE INSTANCE?
I do like yours though. One of these days I am going to read all about Churchill.