Driving Fast sure is fun. And you know what else? Driving Fast sure is dumb.
I've only been in one car accident in my life, but it was the life-changing kind. It was a few terrifying moments that I will never forget. First was the moment I saw the other car pulling out, Second was me slamming the breaks and sliding sideways into the grass, Third was hitting the power-line. There were a few more after that but I don't wanna get into it anymore.
I've driven like an idiot long enough. And I've been passenger to some idiot driving as well. I've learned the hard way, but I'm fortunate to have learned without loss of health, life or freedom. Thankfully.
Others haven't been lucky like me. I remember sitting in my hospital bed thinking about people who've died from the exact, same poor judgment. I made it a point right then & there to stop. To stop taking the risk. It's not so much getting older, but being smarter. And having more respect for life, the lives of other people and my own. Because that's what fast driving really is; Disrespect for human life.
I really should have killed the person in that other vehicle. And I really should have killed my two young passengers. But we were touched by God or something miraculous.
People die every day from reckless driving. You know they're out there on the road, you just hope you never run into them. The faster you go, the less control you have. The faster you go, the less time you & the other drivers have to react. And the faster you go, the more likely you are to kill someone else and yourself.
P.S. You never want to feel that feeling or smell that smell. The feeling of the wreck & the smell of the wreckage. Twisted metal, burning airbags and the realization you may have just killed someone. Just remember, no matter how good a driver you are, it's the other people on the road you have to worry about. If you're going fast you might be able to see them, but they won't see you. Until it's too late. Seriously, every MPH you go higher the closer to death you get.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Snow petals, flutter to the ground
The December trees bare and brown
Little kids, all bundled up and warm
Run outside as icy sidewalks form
The Colors of the Season are white, green and red
Very close is a sleigh where footsteps will tread
A New Year in sight, optimism abounds
Bells chime in the night such beautiful sounds
Gifts wrapped real tight tucked under the tree
They've sat there for a month tormenting me
Love, hugs and kisses are the perfect lift
That everyone can give for a Christmas gift
So don't be afraid to nuzzle up close
To someone you love who needs it the most