Last night I really wanted to watch The Matrix (2003 starring Keanu Reeves) in part because we've been getting red-pilled to the gills for the past few years and in part because I've been playing a bunch of Cyberpunk 2077 which happens to feature Keanu Reeves in the role of a rather bombastic character by the name of Johnny Silverhand.
I had to dig through a lot of DVDs we had boxed up in the attic to find it, and I almost gave up before I realized I had placed the DVD into the case of the second film of the series, The Matrix Reloaded, due to the loss of the original film's DVD case. As it turned out, it was still there (and The Matrix Reloaded was as well).
So as I was falling asleep last night I watched The Matrix up until the point that Neo is red-pilled, woken up to his existence as a human battery in the real world and is given all of the history of the world up until that point by Morpheus, resulting in a spectacular vomit session on board Morpheus's hovercraft, the Nebuchadnezzar.
Fast forward to this evening when I stopped at the local grocery store and picked up a few things that we needed. I went to the checkout, and after unloading my cart and fishing for my wallet I happened to spy the nametag of the cashier.
It read: Trinity
"You don't tend to see the name Trinity very often these days," I remarked as casually as I could while my head was spinning at the statistical unlikelihood that this would happen the very next day after having watched the film for the first time in several years.
"Yeah, lots of people say that," she said.
"Do you like the name?" I asked.
She nodded, "My parents were going to name me Willow but I'm glad they didn't. I like the name Willow but when I look in the mirror I don't think I'd make a good Willow, I think I'm a Trinity."
I nodded, again thinking about the statistical impossibilities spinning around me as I had this conversation. "Trinity definitely has a bad-ass reputation, though," I said, "especially thanks to the Matrix movies."
She nodded again. "That's how I got my name," she said with a smile. "My parents watched the film and said to each other that Trinity was a really good name. So that's what they named me."
Most people would call this series of events a simple coincidence.
I'm not most people.
More will be revealed my friends.
I was in the middle of sharing this post to Gab, when this came across my feed.
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