As we know, fictional characters say (or think) what is obvious to them, but what is also not necessarily clear to us. Often we’re “eavesdropping” on them as well. So at any given moment we may know more than they do, or know less. It all depends:
Incorporating subtle references to the 1990s and the years just prior (which are part of their own “recent” life memories), is just a bit of fun. Music, television and film favorites are part of that. We know life can’t always be treated so seriously, of course.
I also resolved that whenever I did that, I would usually not make it blindingly obvious – because the characters involved “knew” what, or to whom, they were referring to in each other’s company even if we as readers don’t immediately. But we can catch on. A little literary “game” on my part in the first two books.
There will be more in Distances…. just to create a moment to smile and, if you are old enough, perhaps lead you to remember. And if you’re not, you see a vague reference or two to what you may recall hearing about from your parents or grandparents:
And, it now being Friday…. we dance! 😉
Have a good weekend, wherever you are in the world. 🙂