I debated with myself about sharing this since its been around for so long and been seen by so many people. The fact that it’s sooooooo brilliant and that I lose my sh*t every time I see it changed my mind. It belongs here.
Also, recently a friend showed me a scar. It wasn’t on their body, but it was from a car accident.
We were talking and their voice got choked as he told me about a friend who’d been stolen away in a flash. We didn’t linger on it long, but that one crack in his voice was enough to show me the darkness of the shadow that passed across his heart.
The music. The expressions. The symbolism. The slow motion explosion. The everything.
When I was very young, I almost lost my dad to a car accident.
He was working late, as per usual, busting his ass for his family. He finally headed home. A drunk driver didn’t notice that the lights had changed. He tried to blow their minds out in a car, broadsiding my dad without slowing.
I don’t remember much of it. I remember the masked concern and grief on my mom’s face. I remember the absence. The things that were missing. Not seeing him. Not being allowed to see him. Being told he was getting better in the hospital.
As a dad now, I’ve always tried to teach my kids to buckle up, so they’re like me. I feel like I’m not waerinf some of my clothes if I’m not wearing my seat belt. I want to habituate them. Well before they’re old enough to slide behind the wheel.
You can lose everything in a moment. You can deliver scars that never go away to those that love you or someone else. In just one single moment. Embrace life. Ugh! Even the title of the video is dripping with brilliance like the drops of saltly sadness do from my eyes.
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