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Not quite invincible.. - It's my life and anything else in between.
Soo Jin

SooJin
Date: 2009-05-31 00:27
Subject: Not quite invincible..
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"I am invincible"

That's the creed that younger people live by. Taking risks, doing crazy and unexpected things.
They drive fast, drink too much, fast with their fists, don't buy insurance, thinks,"It won't happen to me."

But where do we stop thinking that we are invincible? When you've had one narrow escape too many? Someone dear to you is gone forever?
How you tell if a person no longer thinks themselves invincible is actually quite simple.
They are careful with their health, they drive slower, take more supplements, buy insurance, worry about everything, drink less, eat less, smoke less.

Yes that's how you determine that they no longer think that they are invincible.

I just came back from a wake. A longtime friend's youngest brother.
He was only 17. He will never learn how to drive, he'll never be able to complain about work, stress out over work, get married, have children, watch them grow up and go through their own lives as he had lived his. He was just too young.. barely even started on his journey.
It smells of a hit and run but there were no witnesses. He had gone ahead on his motorcycle and when his friends went back the same way, to their horror, they found him crumpled on the ground bleeding. The family would not make it to hold his hand and bid him goodbye, his wounds were overly grevious.

I've never met him and I must admit I didn't know that he existed. But still I lament the loss. Of one who went before his time and all the life lessons that he will never learn. Do not think that I'm pointing my finger at him for being 'invincible' and learning the hardest way possible that he isn't, I'm just saying that there comes a point in time when our mindset changes. Horrific events like these would be one. Profound realisations would be another.

I'm rambling and prattling. It's been a lousy week. I've not quite been myself but really, feeling depressed and sorry for myself just pales into comparison with the grief that the family must feel.

My deepest condolences. My sincerest regrets.
Can someone tell me where the grand design is in all of this?
Have you lived your life to the fullest?
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User: ext_192167
Date: 2009-06-05 18:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think I heard this from a friend. Is your friend's name called Yu Jeen or something like that? I'm not sure about the spelling of his name but it sounds something like Eugene but it's not.
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SooJin
User: dcsjin
Date: 2009-06-05 18:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not sure what the 2nd brother's name is (which may be the guy you're referring to) but I'm friends with the sis who's from my high school.

it's sad really.

I think the poor mother was just in shock, in between bouts of crying.
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