Monday, December 7, 2009

Serendipity

There was an interesting article in the paper this weekend about the loss of serendipity. The theory is that as we hunt and peck behind our screens we are less likely to stumble upon something new and fresh. Everything is sorted for us. There is little opportunity for surprise.

At the Nelson yesterday my friend and I stopped in front of this painting by Franz Kline. As we were walking away the museum guard, who had stood quiet and unalarmed as our children darted here and there, stopped my friend to tell her that Jackie Kennedy had endorsed Kline. It was considered a brave choice, he said, for her day and position.

Sometimes it's good to get out.

Image courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

9 comments:

Alexis Faulkner Ceule said...

Lovely. :) But not as much as the gorgeous new photo of you to the right. Gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

Here Here! You are so right..and I am sure Cary and Myrna would agree! Have a great day!
Jeanne :)

Visual Vamp said...

Amen sister!
Did you used to go to Serendipity when you lived in New York?
xo xo

susie q said...

Oh, I disagree! My blogger friends -- including Mrs. Blandings, of course -- provide serendipity daily! My sense of wonder has only expanded. And, thank you!

Karena said...

I keep experiencing more and more incredible memories as each year goes by! Break out of the humdrum!!

Millie said...

Love that word. It makes me want to click my dancing shoes together & go & explore! Oops, I mean click one dancing shoe together with one plaster cast!
Millie ^_^
P.S. Thank you for your delightful comment yesterday. 400 ain't so bad!

mary said...

Great photo!! I seem to find serendipity everywhere--the internet included and that sense of wonder is such a gift. Thanks for all of your serendipitous (sp?) posts.

The Peak of Chic said...

I couldn't agree more! And love your new glamour shot. You look great!

Rita said...

Just visiting your blog for the first time....I'm enjoying! I can't wait to have time to get to more older posts.