Saturday, January 08, 2005

Allowing Life to Happen

Well, I started out this blog thinking that it would be all library- and book-related, but this fascinating article pretty much blows that intention. The article's title contains a word I haven't heard in a long time - serendipity - and just now I realize that I miss the concept. We live in a structured world, full of submitting reports, picking up the drycleaning, exercising furiously, fitting in friends when we can... which leaves little time to unearth the stories that come across our paths randomly. The article mentions the beauty in finding a jeweled pin at the noisy, ecclectic flea market vs. entering in your specifications in ebay and having it show up a week later after you've won the auction. It's occured to me that I need to be more open to these opportunities that aren't planned, aren't orchestrated, aren't in that stupid Blackberry.