3 October 2012
Beautiful Summer Days To A Cold Sad End
It’s occasionally said that human beings are the only creatures who are aware of their own death, but is this actually true? The term death is often used lightly and has been made into something of an unimportant subject. Fact of the matter is that many of us don’t want to think about death, we live in a death denying culture. Few individuals truly grasp the concept of death and how it can distort the lives of the people it comes in contact with. I was among the naïve until right before my senior year of High School. I lived a life where I wasn’t worried about the future let alone death; I was worried about the present and what I had now. It started with a girl and ended with a trip down a flight of stairs. My near death experience has tremendously changed the way I live and perceive life, thus defining who I am.
Now before I tell you the exact moment of what happen, I have to tell you what lead up to one of the most monumental events of my life. It was breezy but cool early-morning, my parents were bringing me to church to go to a camp in the Adirondacks for a few days. My mom and dad helped me bring my bags to the building and said their final good byes. I approached the church, opening the double doors which revealed a group of my friends talking, laughing, and being excited just as all young kids who are about to go away do. I was chatting with a few of my friends when all of a sudden an announcement came on saying “Hello kids ggoooooooddddd morning! We know you are all excited to get on way to the camp site but before we do, we need you all to go upstairs to have your bags checked!” So me and my friends grabbed our things and proceeded upstairs and continued our excited behavior upstairs. They brought us into the teen center where we waited to leave. There it happened, there I met her, and there I fell in love at first...