I was walking the dog in the park tonight and a car hit a telegraph pole.
Nobody was injured but there was a baby in the car and a couple of hysteric women.
The driver (a man) just wanted to flee the scene as quickly as possible.
I helped to push the front of the car (which was wrapped around the pole) while he reversed.
I reckon the car is beyond repair. I mean it will probably cost just as much to fix it as it would to buy a new one.
All things considered, this family got off light.
In Turkey especially, nobody wears seat-belts and with the baby being held by the mother – no baby-seat – any one of them could have flown out the window.
Whether we are driving or going about our day, in one instant our world can get turned upside down.
Remember the last time something bad happened. Not necessarily tragic, just unexpected where your world temporarily came to a halt.
It’s tempting to think back to 20 minutes previously and wish you could do it over.
Or the last time you were sick.
All you are wishing for is to be healthy, comfortable and breathing. Sitting in your living room, resting, would be a delight.
This way of thinking is not pessimistic.
It’s just a good reality check when self-important thoughts consume your awareness.