September Collisions

fallout.jpgIt’s strange how things happen. I could be cynical and say it’s strange how things conspire against you. Moreso though it’s strange the collisions that happen in one’s life. Often it’s almost a cosmic thing.

Take today. It’s the 26th anniversary (memorial) of my accident. I wrote about celebrating the quarter century of survival here last year. I meant what I said then, this year it’s harder. I don’t know why, maybe something cracked and things are leaking out.

A quote stuck in my brain comes to mind that maybe describes how I feel :

“today there was no bomb scare…just the reality that something exploded long before we knew it, and now we are living in the fallout“.

That one is from Larry Norman, from the liner notes of his album “In Another Land“. I just looked at that album (Vinyl) here in my room to confirm that quote, guess when it was written – September 1975

And so it was, I was wondering yesterday what to say to mark the day, and I awoke to my friend’s facebook status feed to read :

“Frank Arrigo is excited devo is playing at The Fair”.

Devo was big in the early eighties, especially the hit “Whip It“. In 1981 my friend used to play it over and over in his car. Without prejudice to Frank or Devo, it’s a little known fact that that song was most likely playing full bore at the moment of my September 19, 1981 collision.

Just like John Lennon said : “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

So, here I am, in the fallout of September collisions.


* Fallout pic by niznoz from Flickr

[tags]september, fallout, collision, accident, bang, crash[/tags]

2 thoughts on “September Collisions

  1. Hey Dave, thinking of you on this anniversary and in your fallout experience. September 19 has bad feel for me because of your accident but also it marks Nana Seyfangs passing and the tragic death of a mother and child who I worked with… never made those connections before! forget Sept 11… Sept 19 is the one to watch out for!

  2. Hey M. Thanks for the thoughts. Just seems to be a magnification point for me.

    You’ve no idea how close I came to putting an image of 919 in here as a reference to 911 🙂


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