03 February 2020

Zeitgeist

According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, zeitgeist is a "meaning 'spirit of the age' or 'spirit of the times.' It refers to an invisible agent or force dominating the characteristics of a given epoch in world history." Informally, it means something akin to coincidence...when two (or more) disparate sources are fixed on something similar, but from very different angles.

https://twitter.com/science_goddess/status/1092231213849358336

Zeitgeist is one of my favourite things about being on Twitter. It is uncommon to see the sorts of things pictured above where two consecutive tweets refer to fur (full list of tweets from this day here). They typically give me a secret smile to see...a little signal of the subconscious of my feed. Because of their infrequency, it always feels like finding a lucky penny on the ground: A small brief moment of luck that I want to believe is symbolic of more.

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