I'm Just Happy To Be Here With You Tonight
On my way back from a run for art supplies and a quick run into Kinko's I came home via our old 'hood in Newport Beach.
Around the corner from where we used to live we had numerous auto accidents - the wailing of sirens and choppers flying overhead was a daily occurence. And it was here where I almost was a statistic today.
A woman was making a LEGAL left turn onto the major road - she had the right of way - and I slowed so she could merge in front of me -- knowing the hazard there.
Out of NOWHERE a sports car complete with blonde hair blowing in the wind comes flying through the red light.
She clips the woman who was turning -- car parts clanging everywhere on the asphalt -- and she is headed right for me. Right.For.Me.
In an instant I said my 'goodbyes' to everyone in my head. She was going close to 55mph in a 30mph zone and I appeared to be her next target.
In an instant she got control of her speeding over priced bullet - and veered.
All I could think was .... I am still here...I am still here.
When I stopped shaking and got over the urge to puke I looked skyward and thanked my Mom.
I never really believed in guardian angels until today.