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A Day To Remember To Forget


Today i got up late, said my morning prayer, put on my favorite hoodie (adorned with Zuni trickster gods and the slogan: "Happy, Joyous, and Free") and headed for downtown Boise to attend a ten o'clock Al Anon meeting.  About a half mille from my destination, i ran into a roadblock created (i thought) by an accident.  I followed the pointed arm of a citizen and ran into a traffic jam and road block.  I was told. by a friendly woman in a hard hat and orange vest (basicaly) that i couldn't get there from here.  She suggest that i circle around and approach my destination from the opposite direction.  A minute later i ran into the worst traffic jam imaginable.  As i inched along at about one-half mile per hour, i felt like a level one video game player trying to do level seven of a nightmarish and possibly dangerous game.
Eventually, the jam  cleared in front of me and i quickly zipped through the six remaining miles to me meeting.

After the meeting i tried to avoid a repeat of my earlier adventure bu taking the freeway to an exit near my home.  However, the logistics of the freeway entrances had been so radically altered since i last drove there that  i drove an additional ten miles out of my before before i could find a ramp (or a recognizable street name)  After a 20 mile drive on the freeway. i took my exit and was immediately sideswiped by
another vehicle.  The car that hit me contained a young family of five including a child that looked less than a year old named Zander.
We stood by the side of the road exchanging information and waiting for the  Meridian police to investigate us.  The other driver who turned out to be almost a  neighbor, readily took full responsibility for the  collision.  His car was undrivable so i took his family home while he waited for a tow.

As i drove home, i gave thanks that things had gone no worse than they had.  I got  to my meeting, no one was injured, and my car is drivable, though very ugly looking.  I also congratulated myself for my calmness and dignified behavior throughout.  I almost felt like a normal human being -- present,  comfortable and comforting.

But i forgot to mention some things.  As i sat down at my  al anon meeting i felt a heavy weight on my upper back which also seemed to  be on fire.  Later on i drove to Church and was "spooked" twice by passing cars that i feared would hit me.  I also arrived at my destination one hour early, berlieving it to be an hour later than it actually was.  It seems that the stress, which i customarily kept in my conscious mind, had simply moved to my spine and my subconsciousness.  So much for serenity.

Well, tomorrow is another day.

Joy, peace, loving klindness, and compassion to all, and a stress free Sunday.  (It is Sunday tomorrow, isnit it?)

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abendstille
Sep. 25th, 2016 05:20 am (UTC)
So glad to hear, nobody got injured. Well, besides of your back. You are such a kind person. Take good care of yourself
bobby1933
Sep. 25th, 2016 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mia.


btw, it is so nice to see you back online!
rustedxemotions
Sep. 25th, 2016 05:58 am (UTC)
Glad to hear everyone was okay in that incident! Also, very kind of you to drive them home. :)
bobby1933
Sep. 25th, 2016 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Thank you. :)
amaebi
Sep. 25th, 2016 10:20 am (UTC)
Yowza! I applaud your lack of injury and your triumphant decency, but I'm sorry you had such a tiresome and alarming day.
bobby1933
Sep. 25th, 2016 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mary Ann.
The decency was easy; thank Tao for spirituality and Al Anon.
amaebi
Sep. 25th, 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
:)
pondhopper
Sep. 25th, 2016 10:44 am (UTC)
Oh my! That was a day to forget for sure. But you handled it well, with grace and decency and your car still works and you are ok which is primary. I have to say that I have experienced that same feeling of being spooked by other cars after an accident which was not my fault. It takes a while to go away. I really am glad you're ok!
bobby1933
Sep. 25th, 2016 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Donna :)
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maadmike
Sep. 25th, 2016 11:48 am (UTC)
Very impressive day to forget, glad you fine!
bobby1933
Sep. 25th, 2016 08:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
vaporw
Sep. 25th, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
WOW, what an ordeal, but as you mentioned, you and the family are ok and it's just your vehicle that took the damage. Hope your upper back smooths out. Perhaps a bit of meditation will help, coupled with a hot shower.
bobby1933
Sep. 25th, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Yes, i need to do much more of both (showering and meditating).
opakele
Sep. 25th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
I am so glad no one was hurt in the traffic accident! How frightening. It sounds like you handled it well. Perhaps there is a reason that accident needed to happen...

You body does internalize stress, no wonder you are feeling it in your back. Spend some time relaxing.
bobby1933
Sep. 25th, 2016 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, thank you.
I should make it clear that the upper back pain occurred before the auto accident.
cathy_edgett
Sep. 25th, 2016 10:57 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'm glad you're okay. I hope today is calm and your back can relax.
bobby1933
Sep. 26th, 2016 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you.

Yes, it has been, thank you.
reginaterrae
Sep. 26th, 2016 01:20 am (UTC)
I'm just reading this now ... Saturday from hell! I hope your Sunday lived up to the stress-free hopes? Love and prayers.

R
bobby1933
Sep. 26th, 2016 03:52 am (UTC)
It did. Thank you, Regina.
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bobby1933
Sep. 26th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Everything feels fine. :)
jayyy
Sep. 30th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, little devs on the way out sometimes make themselves powerful by playing on the one down-form to generate dismovement.
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