Monday, October 29, 2007

Princess Haiku's collision with reality


Despite an astrologer friend warning me to be careful during mercury retrograde, I was almost in a fatal accident yesterday; a second near call in two months and my attitude towards life is transforming.

I was driving over a Bay Bridge and right before an exit, a lunatic in a red truck came barreling up behind me. Screeching behind me they couldn't slow down in time and lurched on onto the shoulder of the freeway, side sweeping my car. They smashed two doors, ripped off the mirror and covered the side of my car with red paint. A friend of mine was in the front seat, and if this reckless driver had veered over even an inch more or two....

Then they bailed off of the freeway in a slick maneuver called "hit and run." The mirror has to be replaced pronto but the doors still work. Eventually I'll have to replace them. Why does the US not have fast rail from coast to coast? It gets tiring living in such a rich and backwards country. It is dangerous to drive and there are no alternatives for many destinations.

Today, I went for a long walk appreciating another day, another hour. It was a pleasure to walk in crunchy dried leaves and watch gold refugees plunge from tall branches in the wind. A zen moment penetrates crisis. Is this a collision with reality?

4 comments:

lotusgreen said...

perhaps it's an indication of your value, and your coping skills. i am so sorry, and yet grateful at the same time. sounds like you're handling it with great sensitivity! scary.

don't they have all kinds of cameras on the bridge so they can catch people like th is?

Glenn Ingersoll said...

yeesh. scary.

Jac said...

I too love walking on dry grass...done it so many times for the fun of it.

Peter Haslam said...

I am glad that everyone is Ok and yes that is scary