Sunday, February 14, 2010

In the last moments...

when you look at this pic, when does it begin to sink in that youre about to die? What do you think is going through this young mans head? I bet you anything, he wasnt thinking, "im about to die..." no, more or less, he was probably thinking "this is going to hurt a lot." And this image is the last of this young man named Nodar Kumaritashvili, alive... But, this image begs the question: What does go through your mind in that split second of no control? Do you think of the regrets in life? Do you think about what you have planned for tomorrow? do you think about making your family proud, although they are already proud of you? I wouldnt know! I honestly dont wanna know... but at the same time, who knows if I will ever know... Now, Imma be honest with you... I have always had an infatuation with death. not saying that I activly seek it out, but to watch people at the end, when God says, its time... Its amazing to watch for some reason... To see the final moment... its eye opening. There is a part of all of us, that takes tradgey and turn it into an art... To watch those trying to save life, and to see the shock and terror in others who witnessed, and to feel the emotion of the family and friends of the loss... it is amazing.

Nodar was 21 years old, and just hours before his crash, and untimely death, he called his parents and told them that he was going to make them proud. This wasnt the way he was invisioning making his family proud, but now the whole world knows the name Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia. This young man who dreamed of being in the olympics, and walking in with his nation proudly did so in memory and mourning... And whats the saddest thing about his death? The fact that it could have been avoided... Everyone who was on that track has said something about how its way too fast... there were over 12 practice accidents, they could have put padding up on those poles, or even built a wall to avoid a tragedy like what happened 3 days ago... And now, a whole country has to live with the fact that being under-prepared, and not reguarding the safety of these athletes, cost a nation one of there sons... This could have definately happened to anyone from any country, but, like I said earlier: When God says its your time, its your time... May the Good Lord Hold his family, friends, teammates, and nation during this time.

Gets you thinking...

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