11.11.2013

Roar


Nighttime fell and there was a commotion on the street.

Horns were honked furiously and passersby turned their heads out of sheer curiosity. I, my sister, and my mom inevitably approached the scene as we were headed towards the opposite side of the road. There stood a black van which crushed the front wheel of a motorcycle. Another collision, I thought. How many of them have I seen this year? It was rather common. But that was the first time I had to walk right past through it.

Cops were investigating the accident causing traffic on one lane. The three of us stayed in the middle of the road in the meantime as vehicles busily advanced on the opposite lane; it almost felt like being in the middle of everything. The roaring engines drowned my thoughts; drivers and passengers bickering out of frustration nearly made me lose my patience; I couldn’t wait to get away from there at last.

A motorcycle swerved right behind me and I overheard the driver complain of how people crossing the street were blocking his way. His rudeness fueled my rage; but thank goodness vehicles gave way for people to finally pass through and the intense emotion died down.

Madness does not last. Anger is passing. Everything is.



Originally posted at http://www.teckler.com/en/Irenewrites/Roar-A-171284

22 comments:

  1. You have inspired me http://drawingpaintingmiss.blogspot.com/2013/11/anger-is-passing-everything-is.html ;-) thks

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  2. Is this a true story? Either way, you wrote it beautifully.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  3. This was lovely and disturbing. One time I found myself in the middle of a horrible accident. The road was wet, the victims lying dead, impatient drivers and curious onlookers clogged the roadway, each leaving with an impression of this sad sad scene. I will never forget it. Sending love beautiful lady.

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  4. So frightening and disturbing to witness an accident. You described the scene with great attention to both the physical and emotional of such an experience.
    Blessings, Irene!

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  5. Everything does pass... I am living proof of that. Some things are so incredible to deal with but I am still standing and working hard to be better tomorrow... You write so beautifully and honest...

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  6. Anger always passes, I don't have the energy to be angry.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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  7. Just remember, all emotions are fleeting. Nothing too good or too bad, lasts too long.
    XOXO

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  8. it is disturbing to see an accident. but a good reminder for us to be responsible.

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  9. Maybe this is not he right post to comment this below but I just want to say I deeply symphatize with the people in Philippines. It s not much, but still. xx

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  10. I just wanted to stop by and send much love to you Irene. As you are writing, I think you and your family are safe, wherever you are. Take care dear.
    Anger and madness pass. But sometime images of such accident stay with us, maybe to remind us life is precious.
    xxxxxxxx

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  11. Whoa. This is one striking post.

    Oh, and I mentioned you in this post. 'Cause you're special ^_^
    http://lluviatic-logophile.blogspot.com/2013/11/autumn-liebster-award.html

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  12. Goodness, the emotion coming through this short post is amazing. The talented writers I find on blogs never cease to amaze me; thank you for this. I feel like there was a story behind it even though I did not get to hear the whole thing.

    by the way, thanks for visiting my blog! :D

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  13. I like the emotions in this post.. you write beautifully... "madness does not last, anger is passing, everything is"... I believe so to be true.. but way it passes varies from one person to another; the same goes for sadness, loneliness, forgiveness..."this too shall pass" they say... I've been waiting 2 years for my broken heart to mend and for my melancholia to pass... wish it was as fast as a car crash

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog btw... I appreciate the comment on my latest post... "exploration"...I haven't thought of that..I like it... I think now I'll consider myself an explorer of styles. :)

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  14. I love the way you expressed your thoughts and emotions into words with this post! I wish drivers were more careful and patient on the road to prevent all these unnecessary accidents :(

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for following me too! I followed you back on Bloglovin! :)

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  15. November will always bring accidents and death to my mind

    I see you have made lovely little changes :)

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  16. Such an inspirational post! I enjoyed reading it :) I love your blog, too!
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin? If you would, just follow me and leave a comment on my blog, so that I can follow you back :)

    Tina from the Style Sinners

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  17. "Madness does not last. Anger is passing. Everything is." :)

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  18. hi irene! thanks a lot for your thoughtful words in my page :") i feel so much better now thanks to you. anyway i love your pictures so much. despite the accident you were seeing, i saw such a great scene on your photo :) looking forward to your next post, hun!

    x
    sartob

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  19. Beautifully written.
    Loved the way you ended it!

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