Serendipity

There was an interesting article in the paper this weekend about the loss of serendipity. The theory is that as we hunt and peck behind our screens we are less likely to stumble upon something new and fresh. Everything is sorted for us. There is little opportunity for surprise.

At the Nelson yesterday my friend and I stopped in front of this painting by Franz Kline. As we were walking away the museum guard, who had stood quiet and unalarmed as our children darted here and there, stopped my friend to tell her that Jackie Kennedy had endorsed Kline. It was considered a brave choice, he said, for her day and position.
Sometimes it’s good to get out.
Image courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
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9 thoughts on “Serendipity

  1. Oh, I disagree! My blogger friends — including Mrs. Blandings, of course — provide serendipity daily! My sense of wonder has only expanded. And, thank you!

  2. Love that word. It makes me want to click my dancing shoes together & go & explore! Oops, I mean click one dancing shoe together with one plaster cast!
    Millie ^_^
    P.S. Thank you for your delightful comment yesterday. 400 ain't so bad!

  3. Great photo!! I seem to find serendipity everywhere–the internet included and that sense of wonder is such a gift. Thanks for all of your serendipitous (sp?) posts.

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