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Letting go
Have you ever wondered, as you were driving, what would happen if you put the pedal to the metal and let go of the wheel? Whether it'd be all over, or you'd walk away, as you hit that bend at 130mph. And how would the subsequent days turn out differently, if you did or didn't? Would anyone notice, would anyone care? Or would you be beyond caring yourself?
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xarrion From: xarrion Date: August 16th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Methinks you really need to lay off the overtime for a while, bud.
jorune From: jorune Date: August 16th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Having read your earlier post I really feel for the pain and trauma that you're going through, last month I felt as if I was surfing through a tidal wave. Now the pressure has eased off I am marking the experience as an expression of ability, self confidence and learning that I need to plan more to avoid mistakes that other people would not make. Whilst I may make a lot of errors initially I tend to correct them quickly, when that option is taken away from me I need to plan more upfront.

If you want company or someone to pay for an expensive restaurant meal then tell me, both things are possible.
xarrion From: xarrion Date: August 17th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
If you want company or someone to pay for an expensive restaurant meal then tell me, both things are possible.

Seconded. :)

The last thing we want is to have to listen to you winge about even more broken bones... ;P
mcnazgul From: mcnazgul Date: August 16th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude. You need a laugh. Seriously.
Go read some BOFH or something.



From: (Anonymous) Date: August 16th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
My partner, bluerose, was in a car crash when he was 19. He was a passenger in a car that was hit by a drunk driver, and spent the next 5 months in hospital. His back was rebuilt, and also there was damage to legs and shoulders. He had to learn to walk again,and they were suprised he managed to. He is in pain every day, has physio once a week, and this is ten years ago.

He was a promising pool player, but arthritis is affecting his pool arm now. he can't carry things, or work full time as he gets tired. His skull was damaged too and his memory is affected. He lives at a pace more like a 60 year old rather than a 30 year old. This fits in ok with living with me and his other two partners, who are my age, but he's lost a chunk of his life. Lots of things young men can do are not possible for him.

I don't think dying would be your problem if you crashed the car..living might be worse.



sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 17th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, I know, it's not really an option. Just...
badriya From: badriya Date: August 16th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

The last one was from me

Sorry, lj had logged me out and I didn't see until I pressed go.
wolflady26 From: wolflady26 Date: August 16th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know my luck. I'd be paralyzed from the neck down, but fully conscious. I'd have to rely on other people to do everything for me. I wouldn't even be able to speak coherently, and I'd suffer until I died of despair at the age of 98.

No, thanks.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 17th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)
's true enough. Cars are now much much safer, so if you do bonehead at highspeed you may well survive.
Not necessarily in a good state mind...
crashbarrier From: crashbarrier Date: August 17th, 2005 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Can't say that I have.. but then I don't drive.

I do however often wonder (in a purely academic sense) what it would be like to fall from the balcony walkway of my office into the reception area bellow.. This I attribute to the fact that the office is open plan and you can see right down to the floor and there are big wide gaps in the saftey rails that you could fall through if you managed to fall at just the right angle in the way that the 1 person in a million is able to do.. As you can guess, heights kinda bother me.. i'm not scared of them but I do get bothered by them

I do often have "what would happen if that bus failed to stop" moments.. and when crossing dysfunction junction "what would happen if that guy jumps the lights and mows me down"????
From: dj_rws Date: August 17th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You been watching Fight Club recently?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 17th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, but I probably should.
That film is totally excellent.

"First you have to give up, first you have to *know*... not fear... *know*... that someday you're gonna die."
crashbarrier From: crashbarrier Date: August 17th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Watch that movie then see how far you can get into LUSH..

can you enter without cringing?
purp1e_magic From: purp1e_magic Date: August 17th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not sure what LUSH is, but I advocate getting 3/4 of the way through a slush. The last quater tastes bad, and if you drink too much you get brain freeze, but 3/4 of one is fab.
xarrion From: xarrion Date: August 17th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
A shop that sells primarily soap :)
purp1e_magic From: purp1e_magic Date: August 17th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
That LUSH I can get in and out of with a good long wander round, and even manage not to eat anything, although occassionally don't manage to get out without buying something. Nothing gets you cleaner and fresher than their 'Back for Breakfast' shower gel.
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