||[Jun. 11th, 2006|10:01 am]
Yesterday was not my time to die.
(I started writing a post, but closed the window because I didn't have enough time to finish. Eerily, that sentence got submitted - sorry about that.)
Fifteen seconds of difference, I would have been in a different place. Yesterday at 12:28pm, I was in a car crash. I was traveling north alone in my car to go camping with some friends in Ft. Collins when a truck pulled across oncoming highway traffic, giving me time enough to slam on my breaks and swerve right. Our cars impacted and the hood of my car collapsed. My airbag deployed and I was restrained by my seatbelt from going through the windshield.
Both parties sustained minor injuries. My car is a wreck and the other car had significant damage to the front.
Looking back, I can see the choices and events that put me at exactly that place at precisely that time. From choosing to sleep in, to my choice of breakfast and the things I dashed back and forth to pack for the trip. Taking a wrong turn even. All of those things put me at precisely a specific point in time where my timeline intersected, violently, with someone else's. A split second of difference could have made the crash much worse. A few more seconds and it never would have happened. Fate stepped in and put me in a place where my life could have ended.
But yesterday was not my time to die.