Apr 03, 2008
Serendipity, Quakers, Birthdays
-- Me, ~1984.
My friend Stephen C. turned 40 on Easter, and his wife organized a "guys weekend" in the Blue Ridge Mountains to mark the birthday. Back in high school and college, it was our occasional habit to write letters to each other, and I remember scribbling this down in one such note to him. I seem to recall that it was inspired by a group writing project that wasn't starting smoothly.
This evening, I recalled this thought while sitting in a mid-week Quaker meeting for silent worship. The "coincidence" occurs to me just now: Stephen was my first Quaker friend.
Nickel prizes to those who get the meaning of the illustration.
It is Sri Lanka... from where the word serendipity came.
Posted by: durham reader | Apr 3, 2008 4:22:38 PM