Thanks for all your comments on yesterday's post. TM is doing ok. I saw him briefly to drop his wallet and licence off, and he said he was meeting up with one of the senior guys in our church for a counselling session in the evening. He's handling everything well, although he's obviously upset that the pedestrian died on the way to the hospital.
For some reason that upset me too. I didn't know the man - I didn't even see his face at the scene (I stayed away from the huddle of paramedics around him). I couldn't figure out why it had upset me to the point that I was teary all day until I clicked... It's because this man died without dignity.
The last people to see him alive were the paramedics, the police and the tow truck drivers. He lay there in a puddle of his own blood, with no family or friends, letting go of life as the men around him (the tow truck drivers, actually) smoked and joked around.
That was truly sad. May his soul rest in peace.
I'm very glad that it's weekend. The week was rough even before the accident, although that really helped put things into perspective. My GHD breaking, being told by the guy who sold me my phone that he can't actually activate my contract for six months and the fact that our business lost a client this week suddenly don't seem like the end of the world anymore.
Wishing you all a weekend of appreciating the little things in life, celebrating beauty in the ordinary and being close (whether physically or in thought) to those you love.