bumper car

i was minding my own business, whistling a happy tune while crossing the street. next thing i know, i’m on the ground. i hear a collective gasp from the many passersby on the bustling block. i absorb what has happened: i was struck by a car going in reverse while walking across the street. ouch!

getting hit by a car took me totally by surprise. i had no idea what was about to happen until it did. this is the meat of life—things happen that you don’t expect. you can either sulk and moan or you can look on the bright side. i feel lucky. i could have been run over, crushed, broken. instead, i got up, shaken and a little bruised, with a painful wrist but no other serious injuries.

for me this was a blinking, neon sign reading, “live in the moment, honey.” life is short, and could be over with a quickness. enjoy it. get a rainbow mani and eat a cookie.

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