Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A little perspective please...

All it ever does is rain in this damn city. Murphy’s law would of course apply when I say my umbrella was sitting safely in my bottom desk drawer. I wasn’t thrilled with the weather, but I had better things to worry about than the rain. I had an interview to get to, one that might just change the course of my life. Taking the shortcut though, that is the moment that changed my life.

You know those moments that you replay in your head over and over, what if you had thought things through before jumping head first into unforeseeable consequences…before jumping headfirst into oncoming traffic?

It truly happened in slow motion. The light turned red, the expensive sports car careening out of control, the eyes of the prissy, manicured woman at the wheel-wide with terror as just moments before she was probably wondering what her live-in cook would make for dinner as she hurried from yoga class to pick up the kids from their expensive nursery school. The light had been red ever since she turned onto Maplewood Drive. Aren’t we all preoccupied? Don’t we all have really important things to do? Did she even consider her actions would affect the lives of other people? Or are the other people just insignificant to her, her money being most important of course, people like that really make me angry.

I don’t know why I didn’t think about what would happen. I saw the soccer ball roll into the street. I heard the squeal of tires. I screamed for the child to stop chasing the ball, and when he didn’t my body moved by itself as if possessed by some unearthly force. I don’t even like kids. The last thing I remember is the look in that lady’s eyes, that and seeing the little boy standing safely on the curb, looking at the blood.

37 comments:

  1. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告。........................................

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  2. good~ keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice day........................................

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  3. 任何你憂慮的事,你都應該去採取一點行動,不要只是在那邊想..................................................

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  4. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  5. 死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  6. 人生有如洶湧的波濤,如果沒有岩石的阻擋,怎能激起美麗的浪花?............................................................

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  7. 一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

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  8. 旁觀自己的悲傷是解脫,主觀自己的悲傷是更加悲傷................................................

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  9. 與朋友在一起,分擔的痛苦是減半的痛苦,分享的快樂是加倍的快樂。......................................................................

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