After posting the photo of "Paddling Down Goat River" on Facebook this morning, I went down to Byrne Dairy to get half-and-half for MC's coffee. While checking out, I noticed this lighter. I just had to buy it! Before last night, I had never included a goat in any of my collages (see previous post) and I have never seen a goat on a lighter before. Weird. These kinds of synchronous events seem to happen to me OFTEN. But is it truly weird? I have come to believe that the explanation of these kinds of coincidences lies in the fact that as part of my attention deficit disorder, I am distractible, but then become aware of more of my surroundings that perhaps other might. I don't really know. It would be interesting to see whether artists in general are more aware of their surroundings and/or are more able to "make connections" between these stimuli. There is certainly some research literature which suggests this to be the case. Regardless, I'm loving the journey through the life and my awareness of my environmental stimuli!