Five Years From A Bridge

IMG_5860Despite all the hellish things that have been piling up over the past 5 weeks, the fires that still need putting out, the tension and anger, the secrets & lies, dramas, deceptions, arguments, meltdowns, blow-outs, back-breaking work, bills, accountant rolls, financial tolls, legal spats, disturbing stats – with a hellish climate to match;

Despite feeling like I’m pelted daily with hailstones from hell, I promised myself to take a short break today of all days, to mark an otherwise warm and sunny day, five years ago, when I survived that 30 ft fall from the Battambang bridge;

Despite the maelstrom that spirals around and inside of me, I take momentary cover and pause to honor that day, say a prayer; feel blessed and grateful for sight, breath, speech, a more or less intact spine, the ability to walk – and pain, a stark reminder of being alive.

May this soup from hell boil over soon, evaporate and leave no traces behind – save for resilience, strength and enlightenment. Amen.


  1. Bless you,
    I wish I had a magic wand to wave and remove your pain. But what I can and will do is carry a prayer to Santiago in April, I will whisper it in his ear and maybe he will work his magic for you.

  2. Oh Amit, it sounds like you are going through a rough, tough patch and I’m truly sorry for you. Deep breaths dear lady and I hope it soon passes. December 8th is my day for reflection and thanks. 33 years ago on that day, the car I was driving hit a sheet of ice and the car then skidded out of control and into a tree. I suffered horrendous injuries to my face and neck but all I could think was how very lucky I was to be alive. I’m sending a cyber ‘wave of the wand’ your way. Big hugs to you xxx

    1. Lucky indeed…. with a beautiful to top it all off ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, through even the thickest parts, I still wake EVERY morning with gratitude for life, breath, soul and limbs that get me though the day… xx

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