Douglas Adams humor and clever word play are delectable enough but it was his thoughts and ideas that were an absolute safe-habor for many of my own young suspicions about life, the universe, and everything while growing up. I took away such a satisfyingly feeling of "no, don't worry, you're not crazy - it'll all be explained proper to you one day" that was 180 degree counterculture to everything I was exposed and taught to learn that seemed inexplicitly very unnatural, incorrect, and wrong. I have revisited countless times Dirk's adventures in holism and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of four books, not just for entertaining escape from a contorted reality, but as reassuring, contemplative, meditative havens - these books for me are True canon.
So, coincidence? Meh - doesn't mean anything. But when it does happen - it is so incredibly rewarding to see all this chaos is connected - & especially while on holiday! What a gift!