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 ! :)

3 Comments

  1. 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…

    Reply
  2. 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!!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply