Perhaps the meeting wasn't serendipitous at all.
Later, the serendipitous drippings were augmented by additional piping, carrying excess water to spray even more surface of the rock walls.
It is messy, contentious and factional, but it is also wondrous, inspired, and - above all - serendipitous.
Zimmerman's fire was further kindled by the serendipitous act of spinning the radio dial later in his room, trying to find something different common on the Iron Range radio dial.
There's nothing wrong with that, and in fact you may come across some very serendipitous surveys that are great fun.