Local guy – a guy I know – got killed last night (news story here) driving his rat rod VW Beetle. No one knows yet exactly what happened; only that he lost control of the car and veered off the road into a ditch. He was apparently partially ejected from the car and crushed underneath it.
He was 45.
Like most of us here, he loved cars. He had a thing for old VWs especially and did some fine work. The rat rod he died in had just been completed and it appears he was out enjoying the first nice day of the year so far when this happened.
It is always surreal when this happens; we tend to think life is forever and never that this day might be the last one.
Sometimes, it is.
It is important to remember that it could be. Life happens – and so does death.
We have this moment. Nothing else is promised much less guaranteed.
Be careful out there. We are all more fragile than we know.