Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sad Coincidences

I was on my way back to the office after a court appearance this afternoon, when Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" came on the radio.

It struck me that both Marilyn Monroe and Diana, Princess of Wales, were 36 years old when they died. Both died in August. Both died under suspicious circumstances. Both were memorialized by the same melody and many of the same words sung by the same singer (Elton John).

What's also weird is that my cousin was born on the same date as Diana, and her mother (my aunt) was born about a year after Marilyn Monroe. Granted, not spine-pricklingly coincidental but still a trifle weird, IMO.

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