Fools define it as
A fortunate happenstance
While behind the scenes …


  1. Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.

    AKA “World’s worst explorers”. 😉 This is pretty much how I feel most of the time. I keep finding things I’m not looking for. Well at least the implication is a “pleasant” surprise. Unpleasant surprises are the ones I think most of us try to avoid… 😀

    • Yes, I had read the Wikipedia article (Or at least the part you quote) while researching for the senryu. I believe we are continually encountering thinks: old and new; expected or not; pleasant or less so. Sometimes we seem to see a pattern, never knowing whether or not it be one witch we hour selves are imp-osing. We think everythink: somethinks or nothinks. The thinker, after all’s said and done, no more than a think its elf. 😉 😉 😉

      P.S. Any apparent typos are not.

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