ser·en·dip·i·ty (srn-dp-t) n. pl. ser·en·dip·i·ties
Two years ago today (though it was a Saturday then), I moved to the Netherlands from America to begin a new life with the Dutch woman I married two months later. It was totally coincidental that the day I arrived was Sinterklaasdag. We didn't plan it that way. But every year since then, Astrid and I will celebrate this day as our biggest and best gift to each other.
That's serendipity. And, YES, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
I have always loved serendipitous moments. They may be more rare than "normal," but maybe that's what makes them so "fortunate" and "by accident."
This past September, when we spent a few days in England....
(continued at my Vision and Verb today)