Am I Losing My Mind?

Several friends have told me that I said something, and I have no memory of doing so.  This has happened a lot recently.

The other night, a friend asked me about the following quote:

“Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.”
                                           – Paul Dirac

She said that I had said it to her.  I did not remember doing so.  It was the first time I had heard of Paul Dirac, who won the 1933 Nobel Prize for physics.  But she insisted that I had told her that quote.

Am I losing my mind?  I don’t think so.  But enough friends have claimed that I said things I do not remember saying.  I am concerned.

Why is this happening?  Are there other dimensions with other Gary Johnstons who are somehow interacting with my friends?  Dimension spillovers?

How disturbing to pick up a library book I do not remember ordering.  I received an email that three books I had on reserve were ready to be picked up by May 11th.  (The libraries are closed to the public, but still have curbside pickup.)

When I went to the library, the librarian gave me four books.  There were the three I had reserved and a fourth: The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry by Bryan Sykes. (2001)

I never ordered the book by Sykes.  I never received an email that it was ready to be picked up.  Yet there it was, with the other reserved books, with my library card number and the words. “Pick Up By May 11th.”

“There must be some mistake,” I said to the librarian.  “I never reserved this book.”

“It was on the computer as one of the books you reserved,” he said.  “If you don’t want it, then drop it in the return slot.”

I was going to drop in the return slot, but then I wondered, “Is there some message for me this book?  Is the Universe trying to tell me something?”  I kept the book and decided that I would quickly return it if it becomes a chore to read.

As for the other Gary Johnstons?  I hope they always behave themselves so I do not get blamed for something I never did.

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