When lightning strikes, or a huge tree falls on top of the car I am driving…
Unlucky- why my car of all on the road?
Lucky- I survived with minor injuries
Vulnerable- life is precarious, unpredictable
Grateful- I’m alive and relatively well.
Cared for- Friends and family have come to my side
Alone- In the end I face new challenges by myself
Fragile- I am at the mercy of fate. My body isn’t impervious
Deflated- my sense of well-being vanishes in an instant
Weak- my body feels tired and less capable
Strong- my body survived with relatively few reactions
Sad- a curtain is momentarily lifted to view my impermanent self
Tired- Whether emotional or physical, I’m wiped out.
Confused- What meaning will I attach to this?
Overwhelmed- Suddenly I have a list of things to do as a result of the accident
Pressured- Preparation for my vacation has to make room for more important needs
Uncomfortable- physically and psychically, constantly needing to ask for help
Gratitude- above all…for the true kindnesses offered me in this situation
A tree fell on top of my car on a sunny day in May, 2018.
Aside from a broken nose, I came out physically unharmed, but not unscathed. My disturbing list of feelings took far longer to repair than my nose.