“One would soon go mad if one took such coincidences too seriously. One might be led to suspect that there were all sorts of things going on in the Universe which he or she did not thoroughly understand.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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Today, the two teapots sit together in my living room, where I see them every day - their spouts arced together over a green pebble from Point Reyes, like some kind of altar to synchronicity.

Synchronicity – most simply, the belief that some coincidences are not mere coincidences.

That some coincidences are meaningful.


I believe that this was one of them.


teapots with cool green 'magic rock' found on Point Reyes

It’s hard to explain why, since I don’t find evidence for any given theory in this synchronicity ... I don’t believe it reveals the actions of gods or ghosts any more than I believe that it can be written off as a random coincidence.

Imagine waking up from a dream to find that you had brought something back with you – clenched in both hands as real as anything, from someplace that isn’t supposed to be real.

Although you might never be able to guess how it happened or why, it would still change you.

I don’t pretend to know how these teapots happened, or why they happened.

I only know this:

They did happen.



Teapots happen.


And that’s why I’m glad I have mine –

  to remind me.

Tomales Point, Calfornia January 15th 2006

- Max Action
December 2 2006



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