Friday, 6 March 2009

Thoughts on a Friday

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.

14 comments:

phillygirl said...

Aw, terrible news that the pedestrian died. And you're so right, it must be terrible to go like that in the middle of the night with no one you know for comfort. I hope they managed to contact his family ... not knowing must be a terrible thing too!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend to recover from a sad week.

Arkwife said...

This seems to be the week of finding perspective. Its just sad that something so terrible has to happen before we realise that the world isn't all that bad.

I hope you get some rest this weekend and that all of us have a better week next week :-)

Thomas said...

That's terrible news to hear. If you can take one thing from this it's that his life helped you put things into perspective, which is an awesome lesson to learn:)

Thomas said...

That's terrible news to hear. If you can take one thing from this it's that his life helped you put things into perspective, which is an awesome lesson to learn:)

Being Brazen said...

So sad to hear the pedestrian died :(

Being Brazen said...

HAve a fabulous weekend.

po said...

I agree with you, it is a tough way to die. Sometimes I think life in South Africa and other poor places can be really tough and hard sometimes.

But thee are people like you around who care, so keep caring!

Anonymous said...

The guy shouldn't have run into the car in the first place, it sucks TM has to get his car fixed and his insurance premiums go up or he has to pay out of his own pocket.

He was running because he committed a crime, who cares if he died. No one dies in dignity, death is death, if your family is there with you or not, most people aren't surrounded by their loved ones when they die anyways. He died because of his own actions.

Sass said...

I will just say this...hug your loved ones, and know that everyone is fighting some kind of a battle.

And have a peaceful weekend, my friend.

Kitty Cat said...

Ah, Sass left a lovely comment. I agree with that. I sort of agree with Anon, the guy did die partly due to his own actions, and he was a criminal, but still, a death is a death.

Slyde said...

Wow, that is terrible news. Its stories like that that make me stop, take a breath, and appreicate whats around me..

Susan said...

Not an easy thing to go through or live with in any respect of the word.

acidicice said...

<3

You have a kind heart. That would hurt me too. No person should die alone.

angel said...

you really did have a rough week...