I am sure you all remember my post of this past Monday, not even a week past, in which I mentioned reading of someone named Paul Valery, whom I had never heard of. Ever. Not a word.
Well, yesterday while reading the revision chapter of Writing Fiction, I came upon this line: "'In the first draft is the talent,' said French poet Paul Valery, 'in the second is the art.'"
Come on! What are the chances of that happening?!!!
But that's not all.
Last night I watched the pilot episode of Weeds in which Mary-Louise Parker plays a tough single mom dealing weed to subarbanites to keep her brood together. (Oh, look. I'm talking about my TV viewing.) Then today I saw The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mary-Louise Parker plays a tough single mom dueling with goblins (I think) to keep her brood together.
The situation in the TV show was only slightly less improbable than that in the movie.
I love it when this weird repetition thing happens.