Thursday, June 21, 2012

Did Either of Them Know?

Today turns out to be another one of those days on which statistical inevitability has again hit on an amusing coincidence of birthdays. This time it turns out to be one of two French novelists; Jean-Paul Sartre and Françoise Sagan. (Yes, I know that Sartre was far more than a novelist; and I have no intention of opening a comparison of his fiction writing with his other talents, let alone any backhanding remarks about classifying his philosophy as fiction!) Because they are near contemporaries, I have to consider the possibility that at least one of them knew about this coincidence. That being the case, we have to wonder at what each may have thought about it! Perhaps we should all sing a chorus of the "Aquarius" song from Hair in Sartre's memory today!

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