I love that word...and I love what it means even more....you were looking for one thing and find something completely unexpected and wonderful...a fortunate accident. And the movie...don't you love the movie Serendipity? Where they spend a mere hours together and all they can think about is each other and how to find the other one? Yeah...me the stupid hopeless romantic. Anyway Jeremy Piven plays John Cusak's best friend and this is my favorite quote from the movie, where he writes John's obituary:
Jonathan Trager, prominent television producer for ESPN, died last night from complications of losing his soul mate and his fiancee. He was 35 years old. Soft-spoken and obsessive, Trager never looked the part of a hopeless romantic. But, in the final days of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of his long reputed soul mate, a woman whom he only spent a few precious hours with. Sadly, the protracted search ended late Saturday night in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of his dear friend, Dean Kansky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and executive editor of the New York Times, described Jonathan as a changed man in the last days of his life. "Things were clearer for him," Kansky noted. Ultimately Jonathan concluded that 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.
Love Story - I love this song and video...I had to get it as my ringer recently:
There is no remedy for love but to love more. -- Thoreau