Ever since I watched this movie over ten years ago, I have fallen in love with this word and this movie.Serendipity means a happy accident or a pleasant surprise. In 2004 it was voted into the top ten most difficult words to translate.I am a firm believer in fate and destiny, I guess thats why I love this word.Serendipity has a romantic notion attached to it which the soppy romantic within me loves.
Serendipity the movie was realised in 2001 and stars John Cusack and the lovely Kate Beckinsale and is a romantic comedy.The movie is set in New York city during the Christmas holiday. In a twist of fate the couple meet in a busy department store before going to Serendipity 3 the coffee shop.Its on my Bucket List to visit New York and have a hot chocolate in this coffee shop since watching this movie.In the movie a $5 dollar note and a book called Love in the time of Cholera play a part in this couples destiny.(the crazy book addict within me has bought the book.).The soundtrack is pretty awesome and features Van Morrison, Annie Lennox, David Gray and John Mayer.
So without giving more away go and watch this movie its great makes you have faith in Serendipity.
Ps whats your favourite movie?
A couple of months ago for my birthday I was given this amazing book as a gift. My love of books was the reason this book was given to me by a friend as its his favourite book .The smell of a new book is heaven and going into a bookshop ia defo my kind of heaven.
Several friends and myself were pretty impressed with my recieving this book as gift . Everybody who has ever read has said its becomes one of their favourite books including the gift bearer.Its a pretty thick book with amazing hues of blue and red on the book cover.”if fate doesnt make you laugh, then you just dont get the joke”
I coming from Indian hertitage love all things Indian and love reading books based in India . This novel is a based on a true life encounter of man on the run and his journey through India. I loved the descriptions of life in India from the slums , to the villages and the super wealthy.The book is full of love, drama, gangs, crime ,culture and friendship.This book makes one reflect on their own lives and the people who walk through our lives. “Mistakes are like bad loves the more you learn from them the more you wish they never happened”
India is truely a magical place , one does get seduced by the sights the sounds and the colours . I hope someday to visit India for more than a 3month stint , maybe I will do an Eat ,Pray ,Love Journey just like a famous SA celebrity Shashi Naidoo.Maybe i will find my Raja in India.”Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope”
So thank you Mr X for sharing your favourite book with me and enriching my world with the wisdom found in Shantaram.They say a picture speaks a thousand words but in opinion a book gives me a glimpse into your soul .
This book has some of the most amazing and memorable quotes I have ever come across.If you are looking for a book to add to your reading list add Shantaram.”Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting ” Shantaram…..Namaste.