Magic is called an effect 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 one other hand, is really a striking occurrence of several events at one time apparently by mere chance.
How are you aware 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 a 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 may make the drive in one hour and a half at most. On this kind of night there clearly was a continuing drizzle, and the windshield wipers on our rental car were worn-out and ineffective.
The most exciting part of planing a trip to the Dominican Republic is the people, and the current weather is fabulous-when it is not raining, that’s! There is a continuing breeze from the ocean which permeates the whole island with the fragrance of exotic plants, ripe fruits, and flowers entirely bloom. Individuals are friendly and very cooperative.
We’d spent the whole 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 can get into serious trouble. Because 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 enhance my misery.
The main highways in the Dominican Republic can be ample, and with at the very least two lanes one of the ways, and two going one other way with plenty of mid-center guard protection. One great asset to throw-in is the wide shoulders on both parties of the street for emergencies. However, this can be a 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 so old and worn-out that they only have no lights left to turn on. But there they are getting at fifteen to twenty miles one hour and on the fast lane, nonetheless, and at all hours of your day and night acim on youtube. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the driver with a great vehicle and a good group of headlights to prevent crashing into them, or very likely 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 all of the obstacles that will come through to you suddenly, e.g., stray animals, people crossing the highway, slow cars and motorcycles, bicycles, huge potholes, and more. On this kind of evening, I was tired and exhausted from driving throughout Santo Domingo trying to find repair parts for the ship, and the countless conversations I had to translate from Spanish to English, and back once again to Spanish for my friend and his business partner who are owners of the cargo ship.
What happened this night, I will never forget! Driving on a four-lane percentage of highway between Santiago and Puerto Plata, and only a few miles out of the city, I kept my lights high for better visibility. Whenever a car came on the contrary lanes, I would drop the lights. After a couple of minutes of raising and dropping the lights I simply left the lights in the reduced position. I maintained the lights like that for approximately ten minutes, and I was driving on what we call’the fast lane’- that’s the lane closest to the median. At the very least in the U.S. we call it that, in the Dominican Republic it is the lane that anyone can use, and at any speed they desire to go day and night. Apparently, there’s a distinction between fast and slow lanes there, but if there is, probably no-one really cares, as was the case this evening.