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.

2 Comments:

Blogger Turtle said...

I have a problem with blog links that require the viewer to register before he can read a piece of free information. Like this one.

1:54 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Yeah, I probably should have warned readers that it was a free registration site in the post. However, you might also be able to find the article through one of your local library's databases - I believe ProQuest indexes the LA Times.

Thanks for the comment.
~Michelle

2:37 PM  

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