I remember sitting and writing all the details of a story told to me within an ambiance of pure reverie. This became an effective connection. And I was generating a new situation by writing.
Mimesis...the professor would talk about that in class.
For now, as I think out loud, I remember the day in that same class where Dead Or Alive's "You Spin Me Round" blasted in perfect cue through the window, punctuating the phrase spoken by the professor: "Alejo Carpentier was really famous...and then..."