Eleanor hands her Biographer a list of words, and their definitions. "We need to remember these," she says with conviction. "We can define the words, or let them define us. It's our choice, right? But everything will fit together through these, the good parts -- and even the bad parts."
Her Biographer looks at the list, sets it down, and says a simple: "Okay."
Serendipity - the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. Etymology: from its possession by the heroes of the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip" - Date: 1754.
Kismet - Destiny; fate.
1. something to which a person or thing is destined: FORTUNE.
2. a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency -
synonym see FATE.
1. often capitalized: a hypothetical force or personified power
that unpredictably determines events and issues favorably or unfavorably.
2. obsolete: ACCIDENT, INCIDENT.
3. a: prosperity attained partly through luck: SUCCESS
b: LUCK - the turns and courses of luck accompanying one's progress (as through life)
4: DESTINY, FATE
; also: a prediction of fortune.
1. the principle or determining cause or will by which things in general
are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do: DESTINY.
2. a: an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end.
b: DISASTER; especially: DEATH.
3. a: final outcome.
b: the expected result of normal development
4. plural, capitalized: the three goddesses who determine the course of human life
in classical mythology.
synonyms FATE, DESTINY, LOT, PORTION, DOOM mean a predetermined state or end.
FATE implies an inevitable and usually an adverse outcome
DESTINY implies something foreordained and often suggests a great or noble course or end
LOT and PORTION imply a distribution by fate or destiny,
LOT suggesting blind chance
PORTION implying the apportioning of good and evil
DOOM distinctly implies a grim or calamitous fate
Providence - 1. a: often capitalized: divine guidance or care.
b: capitalized: God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny.
(Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary)