miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

Serendipity

Esta semana he comenzado un curso online sobre creatividad, Raining Umbrellas, con Vicki Dvorak. Estoy muy ilusionada y deseando aprender de ella y del resto de participantes, que por lo que he podido comprobar nada más empezar, tienen todos mucho talento.
El tema del primer ejercicio es el título de este post, Serendipity... Precisamente lo que me ha llevado a realizar este curso.

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Para ser sincera, lo primero que me viene a la mente cuando leo la palabra Serendipity es la película, con John Cusack y Kate Beckinsale. Me encanta esa película, y no sólo porque ocurre en NYC, me gusta la idea de que ellos dos están de alguna manera predestinados, y las vueltas que da la vida o ellos para finalmente acabar juntos. Me gusta pensar que si algo o alguien es para ti, tarde o temprano llegará.

Si lo pienso un poco mejor, creo en serendipity. Hay tantas cosas en mi vida que han sucedido por casualidad o por suerte, que debo creer. Por supuesto, creo que hay que trabajar por lo que queremos, pero también es importante el don de la oportunidad, estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado. Algunos lo llaman suerte, destino, o casualidad.

La vida nos reparte unas cartas y es cosa nuestra cómo juguemos. Hay quien recibe mejores cartas pero eso no asegura el éxito, y todos conocemos ejemplos de personas que a pesar de parecer que tenían todo en contra han logrado triunfar.

Picasso decía que la inspiración tiene que encontrarte trabajando. Eso resume muy bien lo que pienso sobre serendipity. Creo en la suerte y en las casualidades, y también que a veces hay que provocarlas.

Volviendo a la película, si Cusack y Beckinsale no se hubieran buscado durante toda la película, se hubieran acabado encontrando?

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This week I've started a creativity e-course, Raining Umbrellas, with Vicky Dvorak. I'm very excited and eager to learn from her and the rest of participants, a very talented group, as I've seen their works.
The theme of the first exercise is the title of this post, Serendipity... Just what led me to this course.

To be honest, the first thing that comes to my head when I read Serendipity is the movie, with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. I love that movie, not only because it all occurs in NYC, I like the idea of being somehow meant for each other, and the turnarounds of destiny, or theirs, to be finally together… I like to think that if someone or something is for you, it’s just a matter of time to get there.

But if I go deeper, I do believe in serendipity. So many things happened in my life by accident, or by chance, that I must believe. Of course, you need to work to get what you want, but it’s also important to be in the right place in the right moment. Some can call it good luck, destiny, or serendipity.

Life deals the cards and is up to us how we play. Some people get better cards but that doesn’t ensure success, and we all know examples of people who despite appearing to have everything against, they finally succeed.

Picasso said that the inspiration has to find us working. That pretty much sums up what I think about serendipity. I believe in luck and chance, and also that sometimes you have to provoke them.

Going back to the movie, if Cusack and Beckinsale had not been searching for each other all film long, would they finally found each other?

4 comentarios:

  1. Very nicely put, Alex! You definitely have a way with words. I have a pretty short attention span but found myself looking forward to each sentence.

    You posted in the right place in the forum. You are just the very first to post your creative exercise. Great work! :)

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  2. This is lovely Alex! Thank you for reminding me of the movie, I loved that film!

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  3. I love your take on Serendipity. Very nicely put and this is a topic that always makes me wonder. How much is by chance, how much is by timing and how much by what we put into something or "provoke," it as you said. Wonderful thought on the topic!

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  4. Thank you girls for your encouragement!

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