serendipity. it's one of my favorite words. it means finding something good without actually looking for it, while actually searching for other things. a lucky coincidence.
the word derives from the persian 'sarandp' and arabic 'sarandb', which are old names for 'sri lanka'. apparently, the english author horace walpole first created the word in 1754. inspired by the fairytale 'three princes of serendip', walpole explains: 'as their highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of' - thus the expression 'serendipity'.
i am currently looking for some peace of heart. sure, i can run around, i can keep myself very busy, i can pursuit happiness in every little corner of the world. in my job, that's obvious and a really good means. in my friends and family, yes. in a new fabulous dress. in a glamorous candle lit dinner. but... i only very much hope to find peace. with myself, mostly, and with the fickle thing called life.
well okay, they say that the journey is its own reward. but still, i very much hope i might find some desirable things by accident, while i walk on, while i wait, while i hope. am i really pushing my luck? don't think so. just a girl who hasn't given up, yet.