The quest for narrative cohesion. Sometimes a chance remark is just a chance remark. Writers seldom believe this. We search for the backstory, the hidden, often malevolent, intention, and if there isn’t one there, we make it up. The ability to perceive underlying connections that can be such an asset in writing and therapy can read as paranoia in real life, as we connect random dots to create a picture that is elegant and convincing, but bears no relation to actual events. -- The Doctor is In Oct. 13, 2006
I lose track of how many times I do that.
There is a new renaissance festival in Louisiana! Check out the Acadiana Medieval Faire at: http://www.acadianafaire.org/