Today I’ve been thinking about those accidental moments in our lives, the happenstance…the SERENDIPITY.
All of those themes that are featured in the book I first published, An Accidental Life, and created in the A-frame house pictured above.
As I recall the history of that book and this blog, I took a look at my “about” page, and decided to excerpt this portion:
When I decided to create this blog, I had been contemplating some issues about life and choices…and how sometimes we end up accidentally in one place or another, either because we made a choice that had these results, or perhaps because we didn’t make a choice…and life just happened to us. Serendipitously.
In working with dysfunctional families as a social worker (for three decades!), I saw many of my clients making “choices” in this way. Just allowing things to happen to them.
I also recalled how I sometimes made a choice and wound up facing unexpected consequences. So I thought…what if I created characters out of these ideas, and spotlighted ways in which they found themselves inexplicably in one place or another because of choice? An accidental choice.
So my first published novel came about.
However, this particular blog is not just about that first novel. It encompasses the issues of choice, accidental moments, consequences, and how to live with these events.
Going back to the beginning sometimes helps me focus. Which brings me to my next point: I began posting my Sunday Salon events here, back in the day, when the blog was called An Accidental Life…then, Accidental Moments.
I took a detour for a while over to Rainy Days and Mondays, as I had just moved that site to Word Press from Blogger and wanted to give it a chance to attract visitors.
But this Sunday, I’ll be returning to my “roots” and posting all of those events here. I hope you’ll stop by and join in the serendipitous moments.
Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of opportunities to Chase Away the Blues on my Rainy Days and Mondays site….In the meantime, Enjoy Life’s Unexpected Treasures here….