A friend posted this news item in a WhatsApp group and I was reminded of two stories.

With the first story in mind, I commented on the post with my comment “Mysterious things can happen!” and gave a link to this village, Kodinhi in Kerala, a state in our South West. Don’t you think that it is an amazing phenomenon?

The next story is personal. My late wife and my cousin both delivered sons on the same day with just twenty minutes difference in the times. When all of us lived in Mumbai, their joint birthday celebrations were routine. On every such occasion, my cousin’s late husband used to wonder at the coincidence with some snide comments that I leave to my readers to imagine.

10 thoughts on “Coincidence.”

  1. The only twin coincidence that I can think of is that Karen’s twin brothers are 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 and 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬 and my first and middle names are 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬.
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  2. I have weird things happen, like picking up a phone to talk to a friend after a long time and she has been picking up the phone to call me. I don’t attribute any magic, etc., to such events but there have been many.


  3. I remember a family in Colorado when I was a child… my mother was friends with the lady.
    she and both of her grown daughters all had a baby on the same day…
    within just hours of each other… at the same hospital.
    I used to have the newspaper clipping that showed them all holding the newborns. not sure what coincidence that falls under… if any! but it still seems odd and amazing to me. mainly because of all the various labels… mother grandmother auntie cousin sister … good grief! LOL

  4. I thought it was an interesting coincidence when I met a new neighbor and we learned we shared the same birthdate. I’d never encountered anyone before with my birthdate. Then, many years later, lo and behold his bride’s mother shared my same birth date. Don’t know what the odds are of that happening.

  5. The strangest coincidence I’ve ever known is when my father had a stroke and the doctor who came to look at him had a heart attack and died after entering the house. Another doctor had to be called to examine the two of them.

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