Thursday, December 9, 2010

Serendipity . . . fate and destiny

~ When You Know | Shawn Colvin ~

accidentally discovering something fortunate
while looking for something else entirely

The word derives from an old Persian fairy tale

“life is not merely a series of meaningless
accidents or coincidences . . .
but rather it’s a tapestry of events . . .
that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan . . .
if we are to live life in harmony with the universe . . .
we must all possess a powerful faith
in what the ancients used to call fatum . . .
what we currently refer to as destiny.”

dialogue from the movie “Serendipity”

Sooner or later, most of us
encounter “love at first sight”

we know it isn’t love, it is intense chemistry
. . . or is it?

The movie Serendipity is one of the most unusual romantic love stories I have ever seen . . . what a concept . . . I think about all the time since serendipity has happened for me several times in my life . . .

Here is a synopsis of the movie:

It was a busy holiday rush shopping day . . . two strangers among the masses in New York City . . . Jonathan meets Sara in a busy department store when both try to buy the same pair of gloves . . . their paths collide and they instantly feel a mutual attraction.
Despite the fact that each is involved in a relationship, Jonathan and Sara spend the evening traveling Manhattan and are quickly forced into pondering the question “what is the next step?” when the night reaches its inevitable end.
When Jonathan suggests exchanging phone numbers, Sara proposes an idea that will allow fate and destiny to take control of their future. 
If they are meant to be together, she tells him, they will find their way back into the life of the other.

The movie is about their seven year journey back to each other . . .
a beautiful story of fate and destiny that asks the question . . .

“Can once in a lifetime happen twice?”

The Greeks didn’t write obituaries . . .
they only asked one question after a man died . . .

“Did he have passion?”

Passion, romantic chemistry and “love at first sight”
is all that . . . it is everything, a beautiful gift!

This post is an update of an older post.

The update answers the question "can once in a
lifetime happen twice?" . . . the answer is YES!

If you've been reading my blogs, you'll know I strongly
believe in fate and destiny.  When I had given up on
ever finding love again and embracing my solitude after
 becoming a widow, a 
wonderful online friendship turned
 into finding that 
"twice in a lifetime" love.

What are your thoughts on
passion and romantic chemistry?

Do you believe in fate and destiny?


Tomas said...

thoughts about fate and destiny helps to break through the flat surface of the picture into the appeasing light where freedom from the need to fight for the authority of personal statements and thus to stay in the darkness enables us to recognize ourselves in others.

The Painted Veil said...

I confess. I didn't read the synopsis of the movie because I haven't seen it yet.

I have had one love in my life where the chemistry was so strong I felt as if I was struck by a thunderbolt the very second I saw him. Before my friend and I even got out of the car to meet him my stomach was doing flip flops.

However, that relationship didn't work out. He was basically a jerk and after a year broke it off to go back to his wife, whom I knew nothing about-surprise!!!!

I have been with Walter for almost thirty years now and he had the chemistry instantly hit him, the thunderbolt struck, but, I did not.

But, I met him for a dat a few days later and found I was terribly attracted to him. I will admit that I also thought it would be a safe gamble as it was he who was struck and not me.

But, I was wrong. I have been one of the happiest married ladies in the world for almost 3 decades of my life. I never was and still never have been hit by the thunderbolt.

But, the warmth from a slow burning glowing warm and everlasting fire is ever so much stronger than the intense heat of a thunderbolt strike of lightening.

At least, for me and us it has proved so!
Happy weekend Gina!

Sweet T Makes Three said...

I'm kind of unromantic. I think you choose who you love. That's not to say I don't enjoy a good romantic movie or book though!
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Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

Coming over from Follow Friday.
I love this movie and it is my daughter's favorite word.
I believe we are destined to be with certain people in our lives, it is just we have to be there at the right moment. ;)
Peace....Naila Moon

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Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings,

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Canadian Coupon Mom said...

I do.. 10 years later Im back with my high school sweet heart and we have been together for 3 and 1/2 yrs.
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