Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “page.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!
I JUST LOST MY WHOLE SoCS content! (If that’s the worst thing that happens to me today, I’ll be fine. LOL)
Ugh… Here’s my stream of consciousness about my Stream of Consciousness lost content.
The first thing I thought of when I glimpsed the prompt word “page” was of a most extraordinary coincidence that I experienced. It happened on January 16th, 2009. How do I know this? You’ll see.
I was curled up on my couch reading a book that I’d received for Christmas, one January, when the coincidence of a lifetime happened. The book was Duma Key by Stephen King. (I’m more of a Dean Koontz fan, but whatever.) The meat of the story centered around the artworld, specifically art galleries and their workings.
I’m a fan of visual arts so I was enjoying the book better than I’d expected. Add in some really odd characters and humorous dialog and I was hooked.
It’s interesting to note that there are 611 pages in this book, and I was on a page that was mentioning Andrew Wyeth and his famous work Christina’s World when my phone rang.
I was (embarrassingly) ignorant of Andrew Wyeth, at the time, and had just made a mental note to look him up ‘later on’ because it wasn’t critical to the story.
The call was from my mom and although I don’t remember why she called, I definitely remember what she said,
“I just heard that Andrew Wyeth died today. He was the artist who did Christina’s World.”.
–The book had 610 other pages that I may have been on.
-Andrew Wyeth could have died on a ‘bazillion’ other days.
-Andrew Wyeth painted many other notable works.
-My mother’s call could have come at uncountable other moments.
-The topic of artists wasn’t an “in the news” theme at all.
-The exact page was saved in the book and my mind was on the artist.
What were those odds?!
Needless to say, I’ll never win the lottery. My one-in-a-billion moment happened in 2009.