I think this kind of thing happens most when you are working and not waiting. I consider this sort of thing as happening more when I know where the work is going, have the structure in my head, but it's the fleshing out where the serendipity comes along. Something happens that I can't imagine ahead of time and yet, there it is.
This week, on my WIP (work in progress), I had one of these moments. When I had finished the segment, I thought-- do I have a muse helping me? I had begun writing a scene where I thought it'd provide nice atmosphere but wasn't thinking of deeper meaning. When I finished it, the deeper meaning was clearly there.
I don't have the answer to why, but I sure like the help this kind of moment provides. It's often a tiny little element to the overall work and maybe a reader would pass right over it as nothing significant but for me it's what writing/painting/sculpture are all about-- and very encouraging when it happens.
I only wish that kind of thing would work with marketing........................
photos are desert wildflowers in Southern Arizona and do relate to the serendipity