Magic is referred to as an impact or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause. A coincidence, on another hand, is just a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance.
How do you know if a miracle has occurred in your life, and it was not “one lucky day!” which favors the fortunate? Allow me to explain what happened in early April 2009, and perhaps you’ll understand just why I’m convinced that the miracle occurred in the’wink of an eye.’
I was driving on a highway in the Dominican Republic at around nine in the evening. My boss, his business partner and I were going from the town of Santiago to Puerto Plata. When it is not raining, I will make the drive in an hour or so and a half at most. On this specific night there clearly was a constant drizzle, and the windshield wipers on our rental car were worn-out and ineffective.
The absolute most exciting section of planing a trip to the Dominican Republic is the people, and the elements is fabulous-when it is not raining, that’s! There’s a constant breeze from the ocean which permeates the entire island with the fragrance of exotic plants, ripe fruits, and flowers entirely bloom. Individuals are friendly and very cooperative.
We’d spent the entire day in Santo Domingo, and we were on our way home. I stopped in Santiago for gas and coffee. I was ready for the next leg of driving, and night had set in. When you are on the open highway, visibility is minimal. If your rental car has poor headlights and worn-out windshield wipers, like ours had, you may get into serious trouble. Since the start of the long drive from Santo Domingo earlier in the evening, I also had to keep tight control of the car for it had a tendency to veer to the left-meaning, the car was also out of alignment to increase my misery.
The key highways in the Dominican Republic are very ample, and with at least two lanes one way, and two going another way with lots of mid-center guard protection. One great asset to throw-in may be the wide shoulders on both parties of the road for emergencies. However, here is the biggest and most dangerous factor to consider when driving in the Dominican Republic: many cars and motorcycles drive at night with minimal or no lights at all. These vehicles are very old and worn-out that they only have no lights left to show on. But there they are getting at fifteen to twenty miles an hour or so and on the fast lane, nonetheless, and at all hours of the afternoon and night acim on youtube. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the driver with a good vehicle and a significant group of headlights to avoid crashing into them, or totally possible get everyone hurt in the process.
When I head to the Dominican Republic, I help a buddy of mine with the repairs of his cargo ship which has been there since last October. I drive meticulously considering most of the obstacles which could come on you suddenly, e.g., stray animals, people crossing the highway, slow cars and motorcycles, bicycles, huge potholes, and more. On this specific evening, I was tired and exhausted from driving around Santo Domingo trying to find repair parts for the ship, and the countless conversations I’d to translate from Spanish to English, and back once again to Spanish for my friend and his business partner who’re owners of the cargo ship.
What happened this night, I will always remember! Driving on a four-lane part of highway between Santiago and Puerto Plata, and just a few miles out from the city, I kept my lights high for better visibility. Whenever a car came on the opposite lanes, I’d drop the lights. After a few minutes of raising and dropping the lights I just left the lights in the low position. I maintained the lights like that for approximately ten minutes, and I was driving about what we call’the fast lane’- this is the lane closest to the median. At least in the U.S. we call it that, but in the Dominican Republic it is the lane that anyone can use, and at any speed they need to go day and night. Apparently, there is a distinction between fast and slow lanes there, but if there is, probably nobody really cares, as was the case this evening.