It was exactly seven days after I first met my honey that I was run over by a truck.
I used to bike commute to work. I always wore my helmet, never crossed against red, and still doing everything correctly, a pickup truck hauling concrete executed an illegal right hand turn and ran me over. The hauling concrete is the punchline of my story. This was almost 8 years ago.
I remember brief details from the moment, which I don’t feel like sharing at this time. The truck crossed my chest. My parents arrived at the hospital when it was still unclear if I would survive. I sometimes find myself thinking I shouldn’t be alive. I have the kind of luck for things so unlikely, that if only the luck were angled at the lottery, I’d be a mega millions winner. But no, it’s the wrong kind of luck.
Anyway, these stupid bangles are survivors of the accident. They show a tiny bit of roadrash.
I purchased them at a boutique on Chestnut Street with a gift certificate just that weekend before. I think they cost me $15 maybe. Little nothing bangles with little nothing scars. I don’t wear them ever, and I can’t explain why I wore them today. But my other bangles are a North African bangle from the streets of NY, my dad’s Rolex, and the Hermès Astrologie from my honey.
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i’m glad you were lucky and survived!!!! what a terrible memory, but happy you came out of it!! It’s never too late to be a mega millions winner – you never know 😉
My fingers are crossed! 😀
Whoa. I can’t believe you went through that, survived and were willing to share it and put the bangles back on. What an incredible story & I’m sorry it happened to you at all.
Yeah, it’s pretty incredible but now so far away. Almost like it happened to somebody else.
The three golden ring one looks amazingly similar to an ancient Egyptian bracelet I’ve seen in the museum. I think it looks great!
I love the watch and how you paired the bangles with it.
Wow, such a crazy story. I am sorry that happened, but I am glad that you now look at it as if it was in the past, far far away!!