"Three Princes of Serendip"

Midi - Morning Glory

The word Serendipity comes from the fairy tale:

  "The Three Princes of Serendip"

The heroes were always making new discoveries by accident
and sagacity - of things they were not even in quest of.
Serendipity continues to work for me, hardly a day goes by
without being guided to a special place.

Or perhaps I am struck with a thought of doing something
that had not occurred to me before.

This often solved a problem that at that moment, to me,
did not exist.

I have learned to "go with it" I do not question it, and I have
never been left with regret that I did follow this act of

A quote:

"--- you don't reach Serendip by plotting a course for it.
You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose
your bearings---"

In the Kingdom of Serendip

Once upon a time there was an oriental and exotic Kingdom
called Serendip, the memory of which blends with imagination.

It was believed to have been located in an island that many,
many years later was called Ceylon, today known
as Sri Lanka.

A Curious Tale From An Old Kingdom.

It is the story of the Three Princes of Serendip, three
privileged individuals not only gifted by their noble origin,
but also endowed with a unique talent:
"The gift of casual discovery"

These three characters were able to find answers to
questions or mysteries they were not in search of.

Thanks to their natural sagacity they would solve
unexpected dilemmas.

This unique ability must have impressed so deeply an
anonymous witness that he decided to save it for history
in the anonymous story entitled:

"The Three Princes of Serendip"

When Horace Walpole read it in the 18th century
he was very impressed.
Walpole must have also found sublime the gift of the
three princes, though quite difficult to describe, and
invented to the effect - an expressive little word:


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Created June - 2002



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