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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Life is too short....

I was on a train this morning that hit and killed a woman who tried to cross the tracks even though the lights and barriers were down.


(http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/woman-killed-by-train-after-ducking-boom-gate-20100302-pe79.html)

It has pretty much wiped anything else from my head.

What was so important to her that she was willing to run across the railway tracks? 
Did she have family who are now without a wife/mother/sister/daughter?
Did someone at her work criticise her for being late today and now feel guilt?
Will the train driver recover from the trauma?

Will the altered perspective I have today last more than a few hours?

Because, right now, a lot of my very trivial concerns seem really unimportant.

Life is too short.

7 comments:

anne h said...

Wow!
That must have been rough.
You are a sympathetic soul.
Peace to you, and the woman, and her family.
And everyone else this news effects!

Molly said...

oh my, that is horrible. Hope you're okay, my thoughts are with you and that poor woman.

Katy said...

I read about it this afternoon, so awful :( I felt the same - what was so important to cross before the barriers were up? Especially without checking?! Poor, poor family. And the poor driver :(

Sib said...

OMG... that's horrible Fiona. I'm totally gobsmacked. In one way or another, this affects so many many people. Bless you dear girl. ((hug))

cmoursler said...

That is awful. We have had a rash of suicides in this country...it is incomprehensible to me but i have never had sever depression either.
Life is short enough without trying to shorten it yourself.

Kelly said...

God! Really makes you think doesn't it? It seems like such a senseless way to lose a loved one . . .

Don't think it...Do it! said...

What an absolute horrible thing to be involved in!
I hope that all involved can recover. And I hope that people can lose any guilt. It would not be nice to carry that around with you for the rest of your life.
And for the rest of us...we do need to treasure our own lives. I treasure my family and our health every second! Every thing I do is to make sure our lives improve long term. That happiness stays with us as much as possible!
:)
Big hugs to you!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Life is too short....

I was on a train this morning that hit and killed a woman who tried to cross the tracks even though the lights and barriers were down.


(http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/woman-killed-by-train-after-ducking-boom-gate-20100302-pe79.html)

It has pretty much wiped anything else from my head.

What was so important to her that she was willing to run across the railway tracks? 
Did she have family who are now without a wife/mother/sister/daughter?
Did someone at her work criticise her for being late today and now feel guilt?
Will the train driver recover from the trauma?

Will the altered perspective I have today last more than a few hours?

Because, right now, a lot of my very trivial concerns seem really unimportant.

Life is too short.

7 comments:

anne h said...

Wow!
That must have been rough.
You are a sympathetic soul.
Peace to you, and the woman, and her family.
And everyone else this news effects!

Molly said...

oh my, that is horrible. Hope you're okay, my thoughts are with you and that poor woman.

Katy said...

I read about it this afternoon, so awful :( I felt the same - what was so important to cross before the barriers were up? Especially without checking?! Poor, poor family. And the poor driver :(

Sib said...

OMG... that's horrible Fiona. I'm totally gobsmacked. In one way or another, this affects so many many people. Bless you dear girl. ((hug))

cmoursler said...

That is awful. We have had a rash of suicides in this country...it is incomprehensible to me but i have never had sever depression either.
Life is short enough without trying to shorten it yourself.

Kelly said...

God! Really makes you think doesn't it? It seems like such a senseless way to lose a loved one . . .

Don't think it...Do it! said...

What an absolute horrible thing to be involved in!
I hope that all involved can recover. And I hope that people can lose any guilt. It would not be nice to carry that around with you for the rest of your life.
And for the rest of us...we do need to treasure our own lives. I treasure my family and our health every second! Every thing I do is to make sure our lives improve long term. That happiness stays with us as much as possible!
:)
Big hugs to you!