Synchronicity – Chinese girl with a pocket watch

The Edwards Family - Stratford-upon-Avon

The Edwards Family – Stratford-upon-Avon

Alice reading to her sister

Alice reading to her sister

Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer. — Carl Jung

It is very rare these days to see anyone with a pocket watch.

It was therefore a surprise to see an attractive Chinese girl, very elegantly dressed, wearing a pocket watch.

I commented on it. She said no, it was not an old watch, and referred to it as an accessory, but said she would like an old pocket watch. I said that could be arranged.

We were both on the Reading to Gatwick train. She had travelled from Bath and was on her way to Austria.

I alighted at Guildford, existed the station, crossed the road and walked along the River Wey into the town centre (a far more attractive route than via the road).

Moored on the River Wey was a boat, from Straford-upon-Avon. It was the only boat moored.

How strange thought I, Bath lies on the River Avon, though not the same River Avon.

William Shakespeare is from Stratford-upon-Avon.

My friend Elaine and fellow collaborator on The Way of the Bow audio book was at a Shakespeare Festival this week.

I walked along the river. There was a Alice reading a book to her sister, a rabbit leaping down a rabbit hole.

The rabbit consults his pocket watch and mutters he is very late for a very important date.

This evening a dramatisation of a case of Sigmund Freud.

Sigmund Freud had his consulting rooms in Vienna. His close associate until they had a very bitter falling out was Carl Jung. It was Carl Jung who expressed the idea of synchronicity.

A strange world.

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