Editorial

This issue illuminates the intersection of fate, coincidence and choice. Are we able to prove and explain everything what happens in our everyday life with scientific arguments? What are those strange occurrences that feel like they were meant to happen? Are the improbable happenings meaningful? Or maybe the coincidences tell us nothing of significance? I believe this is worth serious consideration.

This order isn’t coincidental. Our writers will take you on a trip of associations. First they will share with you what coincidences mean in their life.

We arrive from Warsaw, where Filip Sarniak in [Collage of accidental moments] writes about conjunctions of events, such as chance meetings, “Most of them are accidental, and most of them change us”.

But we need a talent to notice and manipulate them, wonders Magdalena Hamer in [Coincidence].

Than we move to Albania where Erenik Beqiri adds “We are guided by instincts that make these coincidences happen” in [A matter of fortuity or…].

You can’t leave Albania without having a closer look at the confusing and fascinating history of the Liberation Day of this country with Andrea Zakaria Kuteli in [The broken coincidence].

Next stop is Paris where Cristiano Mutti will guide you through the Ponte de Grenelle and explain the relationship existing between the photographer, time and space in [Photography and Voyeurism. Coincidences in space and time].

Than you may follow skype research made by sinisterpenguin in Great Britain from his office in Czech Republic in [Skype Me].

From Czech Republic we move to Romania, where Simina Guga in her essay [The third world as part of the first two…] tells a story about “people who don’t exist”.

From streets of Bucuresti we move with Miriam Knichalla “auf der Straße vor dem Kaufhaus” where happens the story between P. and N. [Amerika].

“Find out about the mistical world of the pinhole camera technique” encourages Assen Ivanov in his photo essay [Magic moments].

We go back to Warsaw with Ramona Bunkus, who in her essay [Miss World 2006 in Warsaw: Beauty with a purpose] reveals secrets of the true beauty.

Maybe you visited Plotki on purpose, maybe it was just a coincidence. I hope that you will enjoy our coincidental trip. Who knows, maybe one day you will become a part of our story.

Occurring of a particular specified event or coincidence is very unlikely. However, the fact that some astonishing unspecified events will occur is certain.

Paulina Jędrzejewska

Plotki is a project from around the bloc. We are open for new people and ideas. Plotki invites you all. Contact us at contact(at)plotki.net

 

 

A coincidence does not prove a relationship, it is the noteworthy alignment of two or more events or circumstances without obvious causal connection. The word is derived from the Latin co- (“in,” “with,” “together”) and incidere (“to fall on”).

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