I met this someone today…

A Repository Of Time
3 min readApr 8, 2022

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Miracle by Hallie Bateman

“One thing that I’ve realized is that what some people call- a chance encounter, others like to call- a miracle, or- a tragedy. You see one person calls an encounter based on what they think might have caused it and another calls an encounter based on what feeling they derive out of that encounter. Now, the fascinating part is to listen to those who call it a miracle or a tragedy because then you get to know whether they think it was by chance or not. When you listen to people, you get to know a lot about their beliefs. Here, for example, you will come to know whether they believe in a destiny or whether they believe more in a coincidence. From this, you can have a rough idea of whether they believe in patterns or not. A person who believes more in destiny and karma, for example, is less likely to be searching for ways that can affect their lives drastically. This is to say that, some people believe in destiny as a thing that no matter what they do, everything is already written, so they can’t really alter their reality in great ways, other than going by the book or playing safe games, involving fewer risks. But, think about it. A person who believes in coincidences is also similar to this person who believes that they cannot alter their reality. So, what about patterns then? It is how people say, “Everything is grey”. If you look carefully, there are people who believe that we have our destinies ready-made for us already but the twist is they believe that their karma can change the plan that their life is set on. As for those who believe in coincidence, you can find those who simply want to experience life in variety. This way, they might come closer to a coincidence that works for them better. But if people of this kind lose hope, they can easily fall into the first category of believers of destiny/coincidence. And, maybe this is what I want to say- it is important to have a little bit of hope extra- more than you require in your present time because every time you lose a little hope from an unfortunate or traumatic experience, you don’t always have the strength to build it back up. And, this is why we are dependent on people actually close to us- for anyone can tell us that we are loved and valued and special, it is all over the internet, but it takes someone who knows your life experiences and feels for you to understand and guide you through life when you need that guidance. However you meet these people, remember to hold on to them and remind them that you want to continue holding on to them. Sometimes, a person can be a miracle for you. As for tragedies, read good old Shakespeare.”

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