Serendipity is such a happy word, almost holidayish and yet, it has quite a bit of chaos in it, possibilities unbounded by straightjackets such as order and laws.

One wonders what it would be like as an ever changing, unpredictable beverage, although perhaps it ought to include alcohol, but then, chance might be constrained albeit in gossamer bindings.

Walking an untethered tightrope floating in undiluted ether producing delightfully unpredictable results.


I’ll have a serendipity please!

© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2020; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.

Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia (although he has primarily lived in the United States of America of which he is also a citizen). Until 2017 he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation and linguistic studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at and much of his writing is available through his blog at

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