Thursday, December 22, 2005

A beautiful accident

Bye-bye '93, St. Albans, VT, December 2005, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 57/16474 sec @ f3.6, ISO 50, no flash © Steven Crisp

It's a parent's worst nightmare. A phone call in the middle of the night to report a car accident. This photo shows the result.

So how can such a crash be beautiful? Well, in this case it was the rear-end of the car that hit the rocks, and my son Greg was not injured. Nor was anyone else involved. The only casualty was our '93 Honda (totalled), but it had lived a good and full (175K miles) life.

I picked Greg up this morning, and I was especially glad to give him a hug. We talked about existentialism all the way home. Oh, what a beautiful accident, and the ability to appreciate its beauty makes life rich indeed. Happy Holidays to all. Give your kids a big hug.

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