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The Chance to Move Forward


When Maria Robbins was 25 years old, an intruder broke into her home. The violent encounter made her question the role of chance in her life. But Robbins has found that the frightening event has helped her embrace life experiences more fully


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I believe in mystery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
And I believe normal life is extraordinary.
This I Believe.

Now an essay from our series "This I Believe". Maria Mayo Robbins is getting a doctorate in religion at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her life is taking unexpected turns, good and bad, that helped her find meaning, and go forward. Here is our series curator, independent producer Jay Alison.

After she experienced a traumatic event, Maria Mayo Robbins felt her life was divided into 2 parts, before and after. She said that writing this essay helped her understand how to bring those parts together and keep going. Here is Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe.

I believe in chance.

 

Strings of unexpected encounters mark my life. I believe that chance has guided me — jolted me sometimes — onto paths I wouldn't have chosen but needed to follow, whether I knew it or not. Chance encounters have led me across continents and into unanticipated worlds.

 

At 21, I first visited Italy. As I struggled with a mouthful of college Italian to find the word for "towel" in a hostel one morning, an older woman laughed, straightened out my garbled attempts and invited me to her home. Chance gently pushed me and led me to a lifelong connection to her family, their small town of Castelfranco Veneto and, several years later, the opportunity to live there.

 

But chance is not always kind. When I was 25 years old, chance led an intruder to break into my home in the middle of a quiet spring night. The violence of that night and months of rehabilitation left me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such a vicious stroke of fortune. But in the years that followed, I drew even closer to my family and became a more empathetic friend. I relished the ability to walk, or even run, on my own. I did all the things I had always wanted to do: I pierced my nose, flew to Israel and hauled a rented grand piano up to my eighth-floor apartment. I lived a life in vivid moments. I followed the questions raised by the attack into graduate school, where today I continue to study and work for justice for victims of violence. I kept going, and meaning took hold in unexpected places.

 

As a student of religion, I read and write about people and texts that desperately seek cosmic order in a world of chaos. Coincidence threatens the divine order of creation and must be explained. For myself, I believe that chance creates order in the world. We can't choreograph life events, but we can clasp the hands of those who appear in our paths and see where they lead us. So many chance encounters have moved me forward, offering me direction and a sense of purpose — if I was willing to follow.

 

My belief in chance lets me see life as brimming with possibility: the person next to me in line at the airport who becomes a lifelong friend, the professor in the elevator who asks a provocative question or the soldier I meet at an outdoor café in Jerusalem who takes me on a romantic tour of the city, leaving me with an indelible memory.

 

And as much as I have resisted saying this for many years, even the unwelcome and cruel strikes of chance must somehow find their place in the order of our lives. Believing this — believing in chance — I can always pick up my body and move forward.

Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe, Robbins told us that now she's taken to write in short statements of belief whenever she encounters problems, and needs to crystallize her thinking. We invite you to visit npr.org/thisibelieve if you'd like to write an essay, and submit to our series. For this I believe. I'm Jay Allison.

Next Sunday on weekend edition, an essay from Melissa in Bangor, Maine. She believed that she learned from her son after his death.

Support for this I believe comes from Prudential Retirement.


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I believe in mystery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
And I believe normal life is extraordinary.
This I Believe.

Now an essay from our series "This I Believe". Maria Mayo Robbins is getting a doctorate in religion at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her life is taking unexpected turns, good and bad, that helped her find meaning, and go forward. Here is our series curator, independent producer Jay Alison.

After she experienced a traumatic event, Maria Mayo Robbins felt her life was divided into 2 parts, before and after. She said that writing this essay helped her understand how to bring those parts together and keep going. Here is Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe.

I believe in chance. Strings of unexpected encounters mark my life. I believe that chance has guided me, jolted me sometimes, onto paths I wouldn't have chosen but needed to follow, whether I knew it or not. Chance encounters have led me across continents and into unanticipated worlds.

At 21, I first visited Italy. As I struggled with a mouthful of college Italian to find the word for "towel" in a hostel one morning, an older woman laughed, straightened out my garbled attempts and invited me to her home. Chance gently pushed me and led me to a lifelong connection to her family, their small town of Castelfranco Veneto and, several years later, the opportunity to live there.

But chance is not always kind. When I was 25 years old, chance led an intruder to break into my home in the middle of a quiet spring night. The violence of that night and months of rehabilitation left me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such a vicious stroke of fortune. But in the years that followed, I drew even closer to my family and became a more empathetic friend. I relished the ability to walk, or even run, on my own. I did all the things I had always wanted to do; I pierced my nose, flew to Israel and hauled a rented grand piano up to my eighth-floor apartment. I lived a life in vivid moments. I followed the questions raised by the attack into graduate school, where today I continue to study and work for justice for victims of violence. I kept going, and meaning took hold in unexpected places.

As a student of religion, I read and write about people and texts that desperately seek cosmic order in a world of chaos. Coincidence threatens the divine order of creation and must be explained. For myself, I believe that chance creates order in the world. We can't choreograph life events, but we can clasp the hands of those who appear in our paths and see where they lead us. So many chance encounters have moved me forward, offering me direction and a sense of purpose, if I was willing to follow.

My belief in chance lets me see life as brimming with possibility: the person next to me in line at the airport who becomes a lifelong friend, the professor on the elevator who asks a provocative question or the soldier I meet at an outdoor café in Jerusalem who takes me on a romantic tour of the city, leaving me with an indelible memory.

And as much as I have resisted saying this for many years, even the unwelcome and cruel strikes of chance must somehow find their place in the order of our lives. Believing this, believing in chance, I can always pick up my body and move forward.

Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe, Robbins told us that now she's taken to write in short statements of belief whenever she encounters problems, and needs to crystallize her thinking. We invite you to visit npr.org/thisibelieve if you'd like to write an essay, and submit to our series. For this I believe. I'm Jay Allison.

Next Sunday on weekend edition, an essay from Melissa in Bangor, Maine. She believed that she learned from his son after his death.

Support for this I believe comes from Prudential Retirement.
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Homework
I believe in mistery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
And I believe in normal life is extrordinary.
...this I believe.

Now an essay from
Maria Mayer Robbins is getting a doctorate in religion at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,Tennessee.Her life is taking unexpected turns,good and bad,but helped her find meaning and go forward.
Here is our series curator,independent producer Jay Allison.

"After she experienced a traumatic event,Maria Mayer Robbins felt her life was divided into two parts before and after.She said that writing this essay helped her understand how to bring those parts together and keep going.Here is Maria Mayer Robinns with her essay For this I Believe."

I believe in chance.Strings of unexpected encounters mark my life.I believe that chances guided me and jolted me sometimes onto paths that I wouldn't have chosen but needed to follow whether I knew that or not.Chance encounters have led me across continents and into unanticipated worlds.

At 21,I first visited Italy.As I struggled with a mouthful of college Italian to find a word for "towel" in a hostel one morning,an older woman laughed and straightened out my garbeld attempts and invited me to her home.Chance gently pushed me and led me to a lifeon connection to her family,their small town of Castelfranco Veneto and,several years later,the opportunity to live there.

But chance is not always kind.When I was 25 years old,chance led an intruder to break into my home in the middle of a quiet spring night.The violence of that night and months of rehabilitation left me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such a vicious stroke of fortune.But in the years that followed,I drew even closer to my family and became a more empathetic friend.I relished the ability to walk or even run on my own.I did all the things and had always wanted to do.I pierced my nose,flew to Israel,and hauled a rented grand piano upto my 8th floor apartment.I lived a life in vivid moments.I followed the questions raised by the attack in the graduate school where today I continue to study and work for justice for victims of violence.I kept going and meaning to hold in unexpeced places.

As a student of religion,I read and write about people and texts that desperately seek cosmic order in a world of chaos.Coincidence threatens the divine order of creation and must be explained.For myself,I believe that chance creats order in the world.We can't choreograph life events,but we can class the hands of those who appear in our paths and see where they lead us.So many chance encounters have moved me forward,offering me direction and a sense of purpose,if I was willing to follow.

My believe in chance lets me see life as brimming with possibility: the person next to me in line at the airport who becomes a lifeon friend,the professor on the elevator who asks a provocative question or the soldier I meet at an outdoor cafe in Jerusalem who takes me on a romantic tour of the city,leaving me with an indelible memory.

And as much as I have risited in saying this for many years,even the unwelcome and cruel strikes of chance must somehow find their place in the order of our lifes.Believing this,believing in chance,I can always pick up my body and move forward.

Maria Mayer Robbins with her essay for this I believe.Robbins told us that now she's taken to write in short statements of belief whenever she encounters problems and needs to crystallize her thinking.We invite you to visit npr.org/thisibelieve if you'd like to write an essay,and submit to our series.For this I believe,I'm Jay Allison.

Next Sunday on weekend edition,an essay from Melissa in Bangor,Maine.She believed that she learned from her son after his death.

Surport for this I believe comes from Prudential Retirement.

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I believe in mystery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
And I believe normal life is extraordinary.
This I Believe.

Now an essay from our series "This I Believe". Maria Mayo Robbins is getting a doctorate in religion at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her life is taking unexpected turns, good and bad, that helped her find meaning, and go forward. Here is our series curator, independent producer Jay Alison.

After she experienced a traumatic event, Maria Mayo Robbins felt her life was divided into 2 parts, before and after. She said that writing this essay helped her understand how to bring those parts together and keep going. Here is Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe.

I believe in chance. Strings of unexpected encounters mark my life. I believe that chance has guided me, jolted me sometimes, onto paths I wouldn't have chosen but needed to follow, whether I knew it or not. Chance encounters have led me across continents and into unanticipated worlds.

At 21, I first visited Italy. As I struggled with a mouthful of college Italian to find the word for "towel" in a hostel one morning, an older woman laughed, straightened out my garbled attempts and invited me to her home. Chance gently pushed me and led me to a lifelong connection to her family, their small town of Castelfranco Veneto and, several years later, the opportunity to live there.

But chance is not always kind. When I was 25 years old, chance led an intruder to break into my home in the middle of a quiet spring night. The violence of that night and months of rehabilitation left me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such a vicious stroke of fortune. But in the years that followed, I drew even closer to my family and became a more empathetic friend. I relished the ability to walk, or even run, on my own. I did all the things I had always wanted to do; I pierced my nose, flew to Israel and hauled a rented grand piano up to my eighth-floor apartment. I lived a life in vivid moments. I followed the questions raised by the attack in graduate school, where today I continue to study and work for justice for victims of violence. I kept going, and meaning took hold in unexpected places.

As a student of religion, I read and write about people and texts that desperately seek cosmic order in a world of chaos. Coincidence threatens the divine order of creation and must be explained. For myself, I believe that chance creates order in the world. We can't choreograph life events, but we can clasp the hands of those who appear in our paths and see where they lead us. So many chance encounters have moved me forward, offering me direction and a sense of purpose, if I was willing to follow.

My belief in chance lets me see life as brimming with possibility: the person next to me in line at the airport who becomes a lifelong friend, the professor on the elevator who asks a provocative question or the soldier I meet at an outdoor café in Jerusalem who takes me on a romantic tour of the city, leaving me with an indelible memory.

And as much as I have resisted saying this for many years, even the unwelcome and cruel strikes of chance must somehow find their place in the order of our lives. Believing this, believing in chance, I can always pick up my body and move forward.

Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe, Robbins told us that now she's taken to write in short statements of belief whenever she encounters problems, and needs to crystallize her thinking. We invite you to visit npr.org/thisibelieve if you'd like to write an essay, and submit to our series. For this I believe. I'm Jay Allison.

Next Sunday on weekend edition, an essay from Melissa in Bangor, Maine. She believed that she learned from his son after his death.

Support for this I believe comes from Prudential Retirement.

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Homework

I believe in mystery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
And I believe normal life is extraordinary.
This I Believe.

Now an essay from our series "This I Believe". Maria Mayo Robbins is getting a doctorate in religion at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her life is taking unexpected turns, good and bad, that helped her find meaning, and go forward. Here is our series curator, independent producer Jay Alison.

After she experienced a traumatic event, Maria Mayo Robbins felt her life was divided into 2 parts, before and after. She said that writing this essay helped her understand how to bring those parts together and keep going. Here is Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe.

I believe in chance. Strings of unexpected encounters mark my life. I believe that chance has guided me, jolted me sometimes, onto paths I wouldn't have chosen but needed to follow, whether I knew it or not. Chance encounters have led me across continents and into unanticipated worlds.

At 21, I first visited Italy. As I struggled with a mouthful of college Italian to find the word for "towel" in a hostel one morning, an older woman laughed, straightened out my garbled attempts and invited me to her home. Chance gently pushed me and led me to a lifelong connection to her family, their small town of Castelfranco Veneto and, several years later, the opportunity to live there.

But chance is not always kind. When I was 25 years old, chance led an intruder to break into my home in the middle of a quiet spring night. The violence of that night and months of rehabilitation left me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such a vicious stroke of fortune. But in the years that followed, I drew even closer to my family and became a more empathetic friend. I relished the ability to walk, or even run, on my own. I did all the things I had always wanted to do; I pierced my nose, flew to Israel and hauled a rented grand piano up to my eighth-floor apartment. I lived a life in vivid moments. I followed the questions raised by the attack into graduate school, where today I continue to study and work for justice for victims of violence. I kept going, and meaning took hold in unexpected places.

As a student of religion, I read and write about people and texts that desperately seek cosmic order in a world of chaos. Coincidence threatens the divine order of creation and must be explained. For myself, I believe that chance creates order in the world. We can't choreograph life events, but we can clasp the hands of those who appear in our paths and see where they lead us. So many chance encounters have moved me forward, offering me direction and a sense of purpose, if I was willing to follow.

My belief in chance lets me see life as brimming with possibility: the person next to me in line at the airport who becomes a lifelong friend, the professor on the elevator who asks a provocative question or the soldier I meet at an outdoor café in Jerusalem who takes me on a romantic tour of the city, leaving me with an indelible memory.

And as much as I have resisted saying this for many years, even the unwelcome and cruel strikes of chance must somehow find their place in the order of our lives. Believing this, believing in chance, I can always pick up my body and move forward.

Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe, Robbins told us that now she's taken to write in short statements of belief whenever she encounters problems, and needs to crystallize her thinking. We invite you to visit npr.org/thisibelieve if you'd like to write an essay, and submit to our series. For this I believe. I'm Jay Allison.

Next Sunday on weekend edition, an essay from Melissa in Bangor, Maine. She believed that she learned from his son after his death.

Support for this I believe comes from Prudential Retirement.

Homework

I believe in mystery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
And I believe normal life is extraordinary.
This I believe.

Now an essay from our series “This I believe”.Maria Mayo Robbins is getting a doctorate in religion at Vanderbilt Univercity in Nashvile, Tennessee.Her life is taking unexpected turns,good and bad but helped her find meaning and go forward.This is our series curator,independant producer,Jay Alision.

After she experienced a traumatic event, Maria Mayo Robbins felt her life with divided into two parts, before and after.She said that writing this essay helps her understand how to bring those parts together and keep going.Here is Maria Mayo Robbins with her essay for this I believe.

I believe in chance.Strings of unexpected encounters mark my life.I believe that chance has guided me,jolted me sometimes,onto paths I would’t have chosen but needed to follow whether I knew it or not.Chance encounters have led me across continents and into unanticipated worlds.

At 21,I first visited Italy.As I struggled with a mouthful college Italian to find the world for towel in a hostel one morning,an older women laught,straigtened out my garbled attempts and invited me to her home.Chance gently pushed me and let me to a lifelong connection to her family,their small town of Castrlfranco Veneto and several years later,the opportunity to live there.

But chance is not always kind.When I was 25 years old,chances led an intruder to break into my home in the middle of a quite spring night.The voilence of that night and months of rehabilitation let me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such a vicious stroke of fortune.But in the years that followed,I drew even closer to my family and became more empathetic friend.I relished the ability to walk or even run on my own.I did all the things that I always wanted to do.I pierced my nose,flew to Israel,and hauled a rented grand piano up to my eighth-floor apartment.I lived a life in vivid moments.I followed the questions raised by the attack into graduate school ,where today I continue to study and work for justice for victims of voilence.I kept going and meaning to took hold in unexpected places.

As a student of religion,I read and write about people and texts that desperately seek cosmic order in a world of chaos.Coincidence threatens the divine order of creation and must be explained.For myself,I believe chance creat orders in the world.We cann’t choreograph life events,but we can clasp hands of those who appear our paths and see where they lead us.So many chance encounters have move me forward ,offering me direction and senses of purposes, if I was willing to follow.

My belief in chance let me see life as a brimming with posibility.The person next to me in line at the airport who becomes a lifelong friend,the professor on the elevator who asks a provocative question or the soldier I meet at an outdoor cafe in Jerusalem who takes me on a romantic tour of the city,leaving me with a indelible memory.

And as much as I have resisted saying this for many years,even the unwelcome and cruel strikes of the chance must somehow find their place in the order of our lives.Beliving this ,beliving in chance ,I can always pick up my body and move forward.

Marai Maro Robbins,with her essay for this I belive,Robbins told us now she is taking to write in short statements of belief whenever she encounters her problems,and needs to crystallize her thinking.We invite you to visit npr.org/thisibelieve if you would like to write an essay ,an submit to our series.For this I belive,I’m Jay Alision.

Next Sunday on weekend edition,an essay from Mellissa in Bangor,Maine,she believe that she learned from her son after his death.

Support for this I believe comes from Prudential Retirement,
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I believe in mystery
I believe in family
I believe in being who I am
I believe in the power of failure
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I believe in chance.

Strings of unexpected encounters mark my life. I believe that chance has guided me — jolted me sometimes — onto paths I wouldn't have chosen but needed to follow, whether I knew it or not. Chance encounters have led me across continents and into unanticipated worlds.

At 21, I first visited Italy. As I struggled with a mouthful of college Italian to find the word for "towel" in a hostel one morning, an older woman laughed, straightened out my garbled attempts and invited me to her home. Chance gently pushed me and led me to a lifelong connection to her family, their small town of Castelfranco Veneto and, several years later, the opportunity to live there.

But chance is not always kind. When I was 25 years old, chance led an intruder to break into my home in the middle of a quiet spring night. The violence of that night and months of rehabilitation left me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such a vicious stroke of fortune. But in the years that followed, I drew even closer to my family and became a more empathetic friend. I relished the ability to walk, or even run, on my own. I did all the things I had always wanted to do: I pierced my nose, flew to Israel and hauled a rented grand piano up to my eighth-floor apartment. I lived a life in vivid moments. I followed the questions raised by the attack into graduate school, where today I continue to study and work for justice for victims of violence. I kept going, and meaning took hold in unexpected places.

As a student of religion, I read and write about people and texts that desperately seek cosmic order in a world of chaos. Coincidence threatens the divine order of creation and must be explained. For myself, I believe that chance creates order in the world. We can't choreograph life events, but we can clasp the hands of those who appear in our paths and see where they lead us. So many chance encounters have moved me forward, offering me direction and a sense of purpose — if I was willing to follow.

My belief in chance lets me see life as brimming with possibility: the person next to me in line at the airport who becomes a lifelong friend, the professor in the elevator who asks a provocative question or the soldier I meet at an outdoor café in Jerusalem who takes me on a romantic tour of the city, leaving me with an indelible memory.

And as much as I have resisted saying this for many years, even the unwelcome and cruel strikes of chance must somehow find their place in the order of our lives. Believing this — believing in chance — I can always pick up my body and move forward.

homework:

"I believe in mistery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
I believe in the normal life is extraordinary."
This I believe.

Now an essay from our series This I Believe.Maria Mayo Robbins, she's getting a doctor in religion at Vanderbilt University in Nashiville,Tennessee.Her life is taking unexpected turns,good and bad,but help her finds meaning and look forward.This is our series curator,independent producer,Jay Alison.

After she has experienced a dramatic event,Mario Rail Robins felt her life has been divided in two parts-before and after.She says that writing this essay helps her understand how to bring these parts together and keep going.Here is Mario Rail Robins with her essay for This I Believe.

I believe in chance.Strings and unexpected encounters mark my life.I believe the chances are guiding me,jotening me sometime.On the path that I wouldn't have chosen but needed to follow,whether I knew it or not.Strings and encounters have led me into a cross-continent and into an unexpected world.At 21,I first visited Italy.As I struggle with the mouthful college Italian to find the word for TOWEL in hostel one morning,a order woman laughed, stricken out my garbowl to temps and invited me to her home.Chances just pushed me and let me have a life connection with her family.There are small towns in ? Vanaco and several years later the opportunity didn't leave there.
But chances are not always kind.When I was 25 years old,chance led intruder break into my home in the middle of a quiet spring night.The violance of that night and months of remidatation left me questioning how I could ever find meaning in such vicious struggle fortune.But in the years that followed,I drew even closer with my family and became a more pathetic friend. I relesti the ability to walk and even run on my own.I did all the things I'd always wanted to do.I pearsed my nose,threw it Israel and hauled grain piano up to my eighth-four apartment.I live the life in the vivid moments.I followed the questions raised by the attack in gradual school for today I contiune to study and work for justice for victims of violence.I kept going and meaning to call the unexpected places.As a student of religion, I read and write about people and text that desperately seek cosmic order in the world of chaos.Coincidences threathens the violent order of creation and must be explained.`For myself,I believe chance creates order in the order.We can't create life or events but we can clap the hands for those who appear not paps and see where they lead us.So many chance and encounters have moved me forward,offering me suggestion and senses of purpose if I was willing to follow.My belief in chance has brought me to see life as a kind of possibility.The person that next to me in the line of the airport who becomes a lifelong friend.The professor on the elevator who asks provatical question or the soldier I met in the outdoor cafe Muslim who takes me on a romantic tour in the city revealing me an endountedble memory.And as much as I have resisted saying this for many years even the unwalkable cruel strikes and chance can somehow find their place in the order of our lifes.Believing this, believing in chance,I can always pick up my body and move forward.
Mario Rails Robins with her essay for This I Believe.Robins told us that now she's taking toridens shotments of belief whenever she encounters problem and this crystalized her to thinking and invite you to visit NPR dot work for This I Believe.If you'd like to write an essay and submitted to our series for This I Believe,I'm Jay Allison.
Next Sunday on weekend edition, an essay from EM BAN MEI.She believes she learns from her son after his death.Support for This I Believe comes from Potential retirement.
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