Not quite synchronicity but still an odd coincidence?
Several weeks ago I ordered , from Amazon, a used copy of Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason.
The book I got was filled, up to page 135, with ballpoint pen underlinings and margin notes. The markings stopped at Hysteria and Hypochondria, half-way through the book, where the writer/owner left his business card: Brian R. Cocivera, Guard Division Manager for Elite Protective Services, Chelsea, MA 02150 (617) 887-**17.
Today I received another order, a used copy of Foucault’s Madness: The Invention of an Idea.
And I’ll be damned. The book is filled with ballpoint pen underlinings and margin notes, by the same guy: same ink, same writing up to page 66, almost half-way through the book, (no business card).
The first book came from a dealer in Boston, the second from a dealer in Illinois.