Thursday, June 01, 2017

On being taken down

After last week's bike crash my first reaction was rage. It happened again

In the blink of an eye the world changed. I have known this before. The list of sudden unexpected accidents affecting my life include being hit by a train in 1977, my first wife losing her life in a car crash in 1991 and another bike crash in 2004. That 2004 bike crash left my right shoulder permanently dislocated and left me in chronic pain for the rest of my life.

Vulnerability is a characteristic of life. It's part of life. I remember last Thursday evening laying in the road and screaming, "how could this happen?"

Of course I already knew the answer. It can happen anytime. In the next moment, it can happen. To anyone, it can happen.