Thursday, December 9, 2010

Getting In Balance

I am usually the calm one in high stress situations. That went out the window last night when I was struck by a minivan while crossing the street at an intersection near my home. My angel (and the Lord) was looking over me. At the middle of the crosswalk, the sound of the engine accelerating made me step back. But not quick enough - the van ran over the front of my foot. I have never experienced the level of rage that I felt towards the driver. My spirit still feels out of balance.

Emotions have gone full circle. From fear, to anger, to shock, and back to anger after learning that the driver was not issued any citation. While she was extremely apologetic - not giving your full attention to driving; striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk; and not heeding the right-of-way should have circumstances. While the police officer was very polite, it is unnerving that he was more concerned with conveying the insurance reporting procedures to me than sending that message to the driver. I won't vent about the hazards of the "sue them" or "get paid" mentality that prevails in this society. The popularity of shows like Judge Judy, Joe, & Alex attests to that.

The swelling has subsided, the limp and the bruising will eventually go away. The opportunity to get paid doesn't interest me - having drivers who are not distracted does.

Maybe meditation & more knitting can get my spirit back in balance.........

7 comments:

Melodye said...

Thank God you're alright! Everything else will work itself out. Take care of yourself, keep your foot elevated and knit.

April D said...

I'm not one in the sue and get paid category either, but I'm shocked that she just gets to get away with this. I think you should at least make her insurance pay any of your medical bills. Your feet are precious and I think this could hurt you for years to come. Take care and good luck with your recovery.

Chelette said...

Oh no... I can't imagine your pain. knitting and meditation will definitely help. Feel better

Ava said...

I'm so sorry you were hit. Was your foot broken? I can't imagine the pain!

arthella said...

i'm sad to read what you experienced. i'm hopeful that you will fully recover in mind, body and spirit. hope doesn't disappoint and knitting helps calm all!

deltapurl said...

I am so glad you are ok!

cici said...

This is terrible. I hope you are doing okay. (((HUGS)) for you♥