We spent the day packing up boxes and recycling enough old papers to reincarnate all the forests of Russia.

Among those papers was a list I made back on 9 April 2005 of all the ingredients Lori dashed into a breakfast souffle that she made up on the spot. We found this list about an hour after having another excellent impromptu breakfast souffle from the chef herself on this fine day of 1 April 2006 — almost exactly a year later.

I’m always looking for parallels like that. I don’t even have to look for them, really. So many of them just pop out at you out of nowhere. I think existence is built on parallels.