There are several times I read fiction and it triggers a memory and understanding of a situation that I or someone I know have been in. I come to gain a perspective or emotion that is likely same as described in the book. Sometimes it triggers an Aha! moment. We might then feel a number of other emotions and gradually become more mindful of similar situations. I've been reading literature on Africanism and I've gradually began to collate my scattered views and idiosyncrasies on the concept. Now that I've noticed the allure of lace and Ankara I'll be mindfully making the pairings meaningful.