A nearly fatal accident
I escaped a nearly fatal accident. In the previous post I have mentioned that I commute by public bus. It is the easiest and safest means of transportation. At least, that is what I used to think.
Normally in the morning, streets are full with crowded bus. Today was a relief due to Ganesha Puja. Most people have gone to their native to enjoy the Puja with their families and relatives. Buses were empty today. Here it is a common practice of people to jump on a moving bus as soon as it arrives at a bus stop. Knowing this, the bus drivers also sometimes don’t stop the bus entirely. Instead they keep it running slowly and people used to hop in. A horrible practice, but people follow this as nobody wants to be late to office.
I also follow this. But today it so happened, when I was about to hop into a slow moving bus, my foot slipped. Luckily, I had grabbed the rod in the front door of the bus. I kept on hanging with one hand and rest of my body got dragged. My legs hadn’t touched the ground and I didn’t bruise myself. Luckily, the bus stopped after passengers shouted on seeing me and I got into the bus. I could find some minor scratches on my leg.
Now when I think about it, I consider myself fortunate. Things could have happened otherwise- the bus couldn’t have stopped, I might not have been able to grab the bars, I could have fallen down and injured myself more severely. But thankfully nothing happened. I was saved.
I couldn’t help but think how precious life is. Nobody knows what will happen the next moment. So be grateful for life and use it well. I was lucky to survive, but for what. What is the purpose of my life, what I need to achieve before it ends.
I guess I have to find soon enough before something like this happens again.
He who sees all, knows all, will take care of all…
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