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Serendipity …

If you haven’t guessed it as yet … it means “A Fortunate Accident”
Playing on my comp is “Moonlight Kiss” which is the OST of a movie by the same name …
Brilliant, slow song … and the movie is pretty good too …
Stars John Cusack and the ever so gorgeous Kate Beckinsale 🙂
Though, that is not the main reason for key-ing in this blog …
Its about destiny …
Was talking about destiny the other day with a friend … and my mind threw in a lot of stuff …
Ranging from the Matrix thingy about choice to even Einstein’s theory of relativity to the bizarre time travel ideology …
So, what exactly is destiny ?
As of yet, haven’t gone through a life changing, destiny dependent situation … so I’ll sit on the fence for this one …
Remember seeing a movie, a long time ago, called Mr. Destiny which had an average star cast, but the concept was pretty cool …
It delved into idea of how every little thing we do, alters our future …
( Coupling this with Merovingian’s belief that there is no choice … and the stuff that choice is an illusion , created by those with power for those without … we are actually living a pre-planned life )
How do you know, that a choice that you made, was pre-decided … and that you wouldn’t have made the other choice anyways …
There is no turning back and trying the other path is it ? Time is a one way street …

Anyways, getting back to the movie, the plotline was hence :
There is this guy, the protagonist of the film, who as a kid ( teenager ) was an amazing baseball batsman …
So, in this one baseball match final, last innings, they need a home run and he’s on 2 strikes …
He has the capability to hit one …. but as you guessed it, he misses …
Everyone boos him and clear out … he just sits in the stadium alone … crying …
This incident, haunts him throughout his life, and is probably the thing which he regrets the most …
So, back to when he is old again, he is an average, middle class guy, gets an average salary and is married to a normal, not so good looking, average girl ( Sigourney Weaver ) I think …
Anyways, so one really shitty night, he gets into a bar and bumps into one guy, who calls himself Mr. Destiny …
He agrees to change one thing in his life, and this fellow asks for the homerun and the wish is granted …
So, when he steps out of the bar, his entire life is changed …
Because, when he hit the home run, he became a hero, started dating the daughter of an Industrialist, and now is married to her …
Thus, to cut a long story short, it shows how a sequence of events takes root from things that we do …
The fellow’s original wife, was the only person, who came and consoled him after he missed the homerun …
That incident got nullified when he hit the home run, and he actually, never met her …
A very good friend of mine, will come up and say, that every second of our lives, parallel universes get created, by our every action …
So, according to him … in one of the universes, Hitler won the war, and is alive, and is ruling again …
In one of the universes, someone made a wrong choice, and Gandhi wasn’t assasinated, because the assasin couldn’t get to him …
Maybe he got to the place late, because someone else blocked his approach, becase someone else pushed the fellow …
Makes you kinda think …
In another universe, I’ve taken over the world ! 🙂

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Comments (3)

  • Anonymous 13 years ago — Reply

    ur last 2 lines say the whole gist of the concept. i do believe in serendipity and that our actions (or choices ) do have a effect on our lives … but i dont agree with the parallel universe concept. Its just a concept to make u dream or believe in things which never happened . And ur free to believe in that world , to stay in those dreams…

  • Anonymous 13 years ago — Reply

    hmmm…wonder who was the guy who told u abt the hitler thing and parellel universes!!!!!:):).

    neways…apparently it is a theory which hasn’t been diproved…and these theories are too complex fo probably even the scientists themselves to comprehend…..i mean how many dimensions can there be?????..they are churning out a dimension a year!!!

    get stuck somewhere in time travel theories…well…blame it on a new dimension!!!!

    watch the butterfly effect for the “destiny” thing u r talkin abt…its kinda filmi but still a very cool movie!!!
    Also..read timeline by michael crichton..it also deals with the parelle universes hoopla!!!

  • sherene 13 years ago — Reply

    Hey,

    Reached your blog via ‘The Spoke’ 🙂

    Your post reminded me of something that I’d written a couple of months back. Here’s the link:

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/exquisitely_moi/26701.html

    And ya, watch ‘Butterfly Effect’.. 🙂

    Cheers,

    Sherene

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