Yet Another Lesson in Life  

juju34single 46F
155 posts
6/18/2005 8:23 pm

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Yet Another Lesson in Life

Right when one is sailing through life, secure in the happenings of day to day life, the same thing day in and day out, something happens that jars you out of the pattern that becomes taken for granted.

On my way to Circle, I was listening to the radio, admiring the scenery, looking at tractors in the field, Horses and cows grazing, that made me smile. Seeing them (the horses) walking slowly, and snacking as they walked, oblivious to the world around them.

Turning the bend in the road, I started to get a fluttering in my stomach, and then I noticed that traffic began to slow down, and I saw flashing lights. An ambulance. Then I saw another, and 3 state troopers, a sheriff, and people directing traffic.
My stomach did a full flip.

By the time I passed the accident scene, I was crying so badly I could hardly breathe right.
There was a small SUV that nailed another SUV type vehicle, both vehicles were mangled on impact, and there was a blue tarp that was covering the driver side windshield of the vehicle that was hit from the rear end.

Going on past the scene was hard, because the pain of the place was as palpable as these keys under my fingers.
A little farther past the accident, another ambulance was coming, along with the big red rescue truck that I know usually carries the Jaws of Life, used to cut people and/or bodies from really bad wrecks.
That got me crying all over again, because one accident involving2 cars needed 3 ambulances and the rescue truck... that was not good at all.

Once again, the lesson of never taking life for granted, appreciating the moment that you are in, seeing each moment's beauty and above all telling the ones that you love that you love them came to mind.

You never know when a simple trip in the car could end up in being the ticket to where we go when the ride through this life is done.

rm_venture12002 62M
67 posts
6/18/2005 9:34 pm

Very,very good point.Something I've tried to do for years.I've tried to explain it to others, but it doesn't seem to sink in with most till it happens to them.Of course I got that way from seeing to much bad myself so I can't knock others.There's alot of good all around us, but we must look for it.Have fun.Good post.

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
6/18/2005 11:29 pm

And this is just one of the things that can happen.

hope you can njoy the weekend ....

keithcancook 60M
17827 posts
6/19/2005 8:56 pm

Tragedy is only a heartbeat away sometimes. This was a well written post.

AmberSolaire 42M

6/20/2005 12:14 am

Never ever take what you have for granted, however small it may seem.Must be so hard being in tune with peoples emotions.Not least that you have to explain many of reactions when , you are acting purely on feelings received.In this respect there is something to be said for being male.

juju34single 46F

6/20/2005 8:55 am

The last time I took anything for granted was when I was 6 when I saw my Aunt pass away. One minute she was enjoying her first time riding a horse, the next she was falling from the horse, an anuryism (sp?) ending her life.

It is so easy for most people to take things for granted. To slip into a pattern, and start to not see the little things that make life grand.
It hurts sometimes...being in tune with other people's emotions.
Especially when it is the shock of something happening so fast, they don't know what hit them. Innocent confusion and tearless crying.

I think it was in The Crow when Eric Draven said that there was no such things in life as trivial things. Meaning that nothing should be looked at as meaningless. Even the blossom of a wildflower, or the bee that visits it.

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