Award winning Animated Short on how entwined our lives are with Fate.

Me meeting my wife had involved a large number of coincidences to occur. A story that I will share someday. But that’s nothing compared to how my parents met and got married. Their marriage took place just within a day of their meeting! Imagine that. Well, that’s another story that I may share some other day.

Anyway, the narrator of The Danish Poet intriguingly begins by saying, “our chance to be born hinges on our parents meeting.” If you think about it, the meeting of our parents is dependent on a whole lot of circumstances that is not within our control. Hence we can’t be responsible for our parents. Therefore we can’t be responsible for the inherited charateristics that we have. So we shouldn’t be punished for mistakes that we do. Why? because they happened due to environmental circumstances (beyond our control) and because of our decision which has been heavily influenced by our genes & upbringing (again beyond our control).

Anyway, don’t bother your head with that and just Watch this beautiful animated short. It will make you smile, it will make you sniffle, it will make you almost jump from your seat to scream at your computer screen saying, “oh c’mon they were almost so close.” Have I given too much away. I think not. It’s only 15 minutes long, you can click here to view part 1 of The Danish Poet and once you’re done with that, you can click here to watch part 2. Enjoy and please do share your comments below. [wp_youtube]C3aZS9EyN94[/wp_youtube] Click here to Subscribe to Arif & Ali Blog for productivity tips, thought-provoking ideas, spiritual ponderings and occassional dose of fun.


  1. Heeeeyyyy, the Danish Poet is too cute a video, man! Its an amazingly simple fact very beautifully conveyed. I am curious to find out what led my parents to meet! :)

  2. Hi Nimesh,

    Thanks for your comment, yes it gets you thinking doesn’t it. I specially love the animation. Just goes to show that you don’t need hi-flying 3D graphics, with extra special effects to prove your point. It can be done with stick figures too if you’re message is powerful enough.

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