28 January 2015


Listening to NPR and The Writer's Almanac this morning, I heard Garrison Keillor talk about the meaning and origin of the word "serendipity." It's a nice piece, which you can read or listen to by following the link below.

But what I really liked was the following explanation, quoted by Keillor and originally stated by a mid-20th-century medical researcher named Julius H. Comroe, Jr:

"Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a 
needle and discovering a farmer's daughter."

And what could possibly be better than that?

Writer's Almanac for January 28, 2015

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