A few weeks ago I was driving to work when my car, a 2002 PT cruiser, began making a loud whining noise, coming from somewhere under the hood. Not wanting to think about the possible causes and expenses for this potential problem I quickly decided on a brilliant temporary solution, turn on the radio, drown out the noise, and hope it went away. Perpetually tuned to NPR, the first sounds from the radio was a voice of a man saying he car sounded like Larry from the Three Stooges, that his car was going “Wooo…Wooo….Woooo”, just like my car was at that very moment. I had apparently tuned in to a segment of “car Talk” in which the caller was playing “Stump the Chumps.” They told the caller you believed the problem was his power steering pump was failing, and you sounded a little incredulous to learn from him that this was not the problem.
I pulled over at the nearest gas station, and on checking my car’s power steering fluid level, found it very low. Quickly purchasing a container of power steering fluid, I filled the reservoir, and magically the noise stopped. It appears that their diagnosis was correct; they just had the wrong car.
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Dr. Kirby Surprise
“Synchronicity is teeming with delightful and often compelling surprises about the nature of meaningful coincidences in contemporary life. The author’s prose is playful, provocative, and profound. Though you may not agree with all of Professor Surprise’s conclusions, this book should be required reading for anyone wanting to understand the magnificence and mystery of synchronicity.”
—Gary E. Schwartz, PhD, professor of psychology and medicine, The University of Arizona, and author of The Sacred Promise
“An interesting mix of mythology, neuroscience, and common sense, this book takes a serious, but light-hearted look at the way synchronicity works and the degree to which it can be controlled. Going well beyond the ideas of Jung, synchronicity’s discoverer, psychotherapist Surprise draws on anthropology, String Theory, and Walt Disney to make the case that our internal states do effect external events....”
—Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer
A true thriller from cover to cover—Kirby Surprise proves that there really is nothing more fascinating and mysterious than the human mind.
—Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Author of The Hand of Buddha and Dead Love (Stone Bridge Press, 2010)