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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Help Me in My Weakness...

I read an article in the paper yesterday about a boy named Atom who was riding his scooter out in Robinson Township & was hit & killed by a car. The boy was 17 years old & lived with his grandmother who was recently diagnosed with cancer. His name comes from a Dead Kennedy's song & he was very interested in music (he was a drummer) & film. His grandmother says that he took care of her in her illness & was well liked by everyone in his school & was sustained by his faith.

I happened to ride my bike by the scene by accident last night (several days after it had taken place) & there was a picture of an angel with a bunch of flowers around a tree.

The first thing that came to my mind as I rode my bike past was how could anyone be so cold to simply drive away after injuring somebody (the boy died the next day in the hospital)? Who knows, the person may have helped saved the boy's life were they to get him to the hospital sooner?

Then again, that's easy for anybody to say. Who knows what went through the person's mind as they drove away. I'd like to think that fear was the first emotion they had, followed by guilt. I would imagine that the fear would last as long as it would take for the person to be caught, & that guilt would probably last a lifetime. I'd like to think that if I, or any other decent human being were in a similar situation that I would stay on the scene & help the boy & admit my guilt but who knows? When faced with tremendous adversity, people are equally capable of both extraordinary & dispicable acts. Let's hope the person turns themself in, if for nothing else for their own sake.

Anyways, on to happier topics.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues-Bob Dylan, Liverpool 1966

down on housing project hill, it's either fortune or fame, you must pick one of the other, though neither of them are to be what they claim...

Drifter's Escape-Bob Dylan, Galway 2004

as everybody knelt to pray, the drifter did escape...

Ill Wind-Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours

Today I Was an Evil One-Bonnie "Prince" Billy, I See a Darkness

Mr Tambourine Man-Bob Dylan, Live '66

Happy Saturday, friends!



Pam said...

I'm sure that hitting someone with a car is a big fear for a lot of people! I said a prayer for that young man's family.

Joyce said...


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