Books can help provide keys to unlock doors of infinite & sometimes serendipitous possibilities.
Jim Sheridan the famous director of Hollywood blockbusters such as In The Name of the Father and The Boxer commented on the hard-covered book I was reading poised poolside in West Hollywood, California at Hollywood's industry hot-spot Chateau Marmont. Interestingly enough that provided me with the opportunity to place Jim Sheridan, his wife & daughter on the guest list of Pittsburgh's own Rusted Root on summer tour with a show at House of Blues Sunset Strip the next night. Turns out as happenstance would have it Bill Siddons who managed The Doors was managing Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root's solo career and he was like"how did you get Michael's favorite Hollywood director here tonight?" ...Which started a whole other conversation as the book Jim Sheridan commented on I was reading at Chateau Marmont was The Living Theatre: art, exile & outrage ... Jim Morrison of the Doors was a big fan ...
Hey, and I got this cool poem from this experience for my 2009 e-book The New Everyday Media called "Jim Sheridan Took My Shirt"
Good wishes, john