Jun 24, 2005

Safe.

My brother-in-law was just in a car accident this evening. He's shaken up, and has good right to be, as he crashed into a railing to avoid a crazy driver, and ended up crossing 4 lanes of traffic as the car spun out of his control when the air bag activated. It's a miracle that he's okay, and regardless of your spiritual beliefs, there is some good in the world, and someone watching over our family.

I wish there was some more convenient, cost-effective, and safe way to travel great distances without having to take the wheel in your own hands. If there's anything that I really appreciate about New York, it's the fact that I can be completely wiped out and exhausted, and I can just get on the train and not worry that my need to get from point A to point B may endanger my own or other lives just because I'm tired.

May you all have safe journeys in the days and months to come, whether your destination is near or far, real or imagined.

2 comments:

burnedouteyes said...

jeez.... glad to hear he's ok.

as I get older I get more and more disenchanted with driving cars.... yeah, I try to avoid it as much as possible.

Rage said...

it's true. it's just an act of faith to get out on the road. Faith in the ability of other drivers not to get distracted by their dvd players or their grande coffees.