Thursday, October 20, 2011


 is one of my favorite words. As you know, it means finding things by chance. Much like Horacio and La Maga did in my favorite book:

"Andábamos sin buscarnos pero sabiendo que andábamos para encontrarnos." 
(We did not go around looking for each other, but we knew that we would meet just the same).*

 The word Serendipity was first used as a word in the English language:

<< In a letter to Horace Mann (dated January 28th 1754) where he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of". The name stems from Serendip, an old name for Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), from Arabic Sarandib, from Sanskrit Simhaladvipa which literally translates to "Dwelling-Place-of-Lions Island">> **

Well you know how I wrote about loving our bodies the way they are, about accepting their curviness yesterday? It turns out, and I swear I had no idea, that yesterday was "Love your Body" day and as part of it Say it Sister is hosting a series of posts as part of the "Love your day blog carnival". They do this as part of the celebration by the National Organization for Women Foundation, to have:

"-- a day when women of all sizes, colors, ages and abilities come together to celebrate self-acceptance and to promote positive body image. Since the launch of Love Your Body Day in 1998, NOW Foundation has used the campaign to challenge the unrealistic beauty standards and gender stereotypes promoted by the media, Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries."

I found out about it via Robin, who wrote for it. So go have a read, I think it is worth it. 

 *Hopscotch, Julio Cortazar, translation by Pantheon writers. (Oh translations, the words in Spanish don't say quite exactly the same). 
** Serendipity, according to the wikipedia


  1. Yeah... it is not the same . Like the slogan of that clothing brand: "No es lo mismo ni es igual".

  2. @ Zarawitta, es preciosa. Y me recuerda una editorial de cuentos infantiles, tal vez tu los viste, el logo era un dragoncito morado que asi se llamaba.


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