I WONDER IF YOU KNEW
Every time an ambulance passes me by, I feel a cold shiver run down my spine.
And I wonder who you are?
What has happened to you?
Did you know you were about to fall, crash, be hit?
Were you expecting today to turn out like this, or was it a crushing bolt out of the blue?
Are you going to be okay? Is your life changed forever? Or has the unthinkable happened?
Did you say the words you needed to say before they left you this morning? Before you left them?
I wonder about the web of people the news will affect.
The family, the friends, the colleagues. A web so intricate and wide-spread.
I wonder how many days/lives are about to be ruined with a phone call. How many hearts will be broken.
I wonder too how the paramedics cope with what they see every day. The sadness they must deal with.
And then I breathe in life, remember to be grateful for all that I have, for every breathe I take.
And I move on.
Silently sending out a prayer to you, whoever you are.
I wonder if you knew.