Friday, January 7, 2011

Fragile life

Yesterday in the evening I had to be at a lecture, as I am coordinating such events at my work. I was slowly, like always, driving to the city center and suddenly a car from a row of those driving to the opposite direction, drove onto my lane. I stopped my car immediately. If I didn't I wouldn't be writing these words today. Or any words ever again. I wonder what was wrong with that guy. Was he trying to kill someone deliberately and changed his mind in the last second? Life is so fragile. Today you are here, tomorrow you might be gone. Events of the last few days keep reminding me that. Is this a warning or some kind? And there are another 1000 kilometers more on the counter in my car.


Kari said...

That's very scary! I'm glad you are okay. Our oldest son just got his driver's license this past spring and I tell him all the time to always watch what other cars are doing. You just never know what will happen.

Happy New Year to you!

Feronia said...

I am so glad you're ok, Pina. My grandfather always used to say "You have to drive for the other guy as well". It's so true.
Take care!

vlijtig said...

On our recent trip to paris we experienced two of these moments, too. First one happened to a car just in front of us. But the second time we had to break very very hard to avoid a collission with the slowly getting on the highway car in front of us. It felt like a warning. Pfff. I'm still a little shaky.