"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time. Waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along." (E.B. White, The Paris Review Interviews, 1969)
Sport looks over her shoulder while she's doing research on cancer and gender and mentions that "pap smears are called non-invasive."
As she's telling me this, my iTunes starts playing Fiona Apple's "Criminal."
These weird coincidences have happened around ten times today. Ghost in the machine?