Serendipity

Life has a way of speaking to me and showing me what I need to explore.  You can call it serendipty or you can belive a higher power is at work.  Either way if I am open to it and listening at the door there are serendipitous events that correlate with what is happening in the rest of my life.

I have been thinking a lot about story telling.  The stories we tell ourselves, the stories of others, and the stories that we read or hear from others.  Starting this blog felt like a good place to further explore my own life stories (some of which contain a lot of fiction).  Sometimes my storytelling gets in the way of leading a healthy full life but more often it helps me create meaning of my life.  Thinking about tales and this blog, “Growing Tales” has taken a good portion of the  past few days.

Last night I went to update my ipod and discovered that all the podcasts I follow had gone missing from my itunes account (luckily they are still on my ipod).  So while trying to find my favorite ones I discovered some new ones to listen to.  I subscribed to one called, “Books and Ideas” created and hosted by Virginia Campbell.  The very first podcast in the list of ones I downloaded is called, “How Story Telling Makes Us Human” an  interview with the author of that book.  Talk about serendipity!!!  It was a great podcast.  I am on my way now to download the transcript from Ms. Campbell’s website.

The story I tell myself is serendipty is one way the universe knocks on my door and gives me an opportunity to open up to new ways of thinking and creating!

2 thoughts on “Serendipity

  1. My philosophy professor says a lot of poetic things without even trying. One day he said “think of the story you tell of your life.” It really hit me that we all make our life into some sort of narrative to try to situate ourselves in an otherwise chaotic and unpredictable world. I think these stories provide comfort and a chance to reflect on what really matters to us.

    • Last night I printed the podcast from Books and Ideas. It is the interview with Johnathan Gottschall, autthor of The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. I excited to read it. I am even more excited for you to come home and we can discuss some of the ideas. I love you.