This is a story about coincidence. Not the kind of coincidence like when you decide you need a whole new sock wardrobe and then happen to find socks on sale at Target the very next day. Not that kind of coincidence. I'm talking about the ones that feel different, that shake you. The ones that make you choose and act differently, and redirect how you live your life. This story is about how I chose to trust in such a coincidence, even though it involved me getting into a car with a self-admitted Brookyln Wise Guy with whom I had no prior connection. Even though it required I risk my life for 30 minutes, and I wasn't totally sure it would be worth it. But I was almost sure it was worth it. And you know what? It was.