I saw this motorcycle driver dead on the street and the cycle beside him/her.
Apparently the truck in front ran him over.
Everyone is waiting around for the ambulance to come and take him away.
There is a lot of gesturing and people are being kept away.
The street is closed down in both directions.
I couldn't help thinking about someone just going out for a ride on their motorcycle and simply not coming back--that's it, time is up, game is over!
And then I thought about the driver of truck--either going home knowing that he's just killed someone or perhaps going to jail for vehicular homicide--who knows.
I sort of imagined the soul of the motocycle driver hovering over his shrouded body and watching and waiting like everyone else.
Life truly hangs by a thread--and there is a Jewish saying about something can happen in just the blink of an eye.
Very sobering, humbling, and definitely a moment for pause and reflection as we think what are we doing with our lives and how do we make every moment count.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)