Reena’s Exploration Challenge #73 – One Minute

Perspectives change in a minute …… by Michael



It wasn’t until after the incident, which was all of one minute, that I realised how significant it was, and could have been.

It was a day like any other, I had finished work and there was a parent/teacher afternoon on, but before that, I went to collect the ironing from our ironing lady. My wife and I both worked, and we had six growing children, and there wasn’t a lot of time to indulge in such things as ironing.

What was to be a short trip turned into an event, which woke me up to my own mortality.

I stopped at the corner to turn left when I noticed a car coming towards me at high speed. Normally the distance the car was away was enough for me to turn and carry on my way. Whether it was instinct or my guardian angel, I don’t know, but something told…

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