“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned
about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost
The day was like any other friday, wake up at 05:15, get ready for work and leave by 05:50 at the very least. We managaged to leave 5 minutes earlier and headed out. The wind was icy but I still decided to don a skirt – why not I thought, it’ll get warmer as the day progresses.
My brother and mother were having a disagreement about the previous afternoon and music was filling the car as he tuned into highveld stero. I was tired since I didn’t get enough sleep the night before that I took out an ear phones and snuggled into the door. Thats the last thing I truely remember as everything has become a bit of a blur.
My eye’s were closed, so I was in the dark for what seemed like an eternity.
Ed (brother) : Fcuk….
Then the moment of impact. It felt like time had slowed down in those seconds. When I opened my eyes again we were parallel with the road with our seat belts keeping us in our places.
Mother: Are we dead?
At that very moment I felt short changed if the scene before me was the promised afterlife you hear so much about in church and that movies try so hard to replicate.
Brother: No. We’ve been hit.
Marggie (sister) : is everyone okay?
Me: I feel like there is glass in my hair. Where are my glasses?
As I write this I’m taken back to this moment. I found my glasses on my sisters passanger door. She unbuckled herself fist before helping the rest of us out. We were all so calm and once my brother was free he pulled us all out through the drivers door.
We all still went to work that day as we had responsabilities. The coming Monday we went to the get checked out by the doctor.
This was around 6am. We got hit and the car rotated before facing the same direction that we were coming from.
That’s the undercarriage of the car and the other vehicle in the corner.
My door behind the drivers door. We couldn’t use it to get out and now I can see why.
The scene before we left.
I wore a neck brace for 10 days but the worst is over.
Life never stands still and neither will I. I rediscovered myself and will share these revelations in posts to come :)
“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”
― C. JoyBell C.