Yesterday I finished reading A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. It is a fantastic novel of past and present, of intertwining characters and the complex relationship between reader and writer, of Zen Buddhism and quantum physics - in particular the ‘many worlds’ theory of Hugh Everett.
Today I wandered into a bookshop and picked up the biography of Mark Oliver Everett (Mr E of Eels). I started reading it on the Tube home - on page eleven he mentions his father, Hugh Everett.
It was one of those little coincidences that makes the world a much more interesting place.