Thoughts Upon…

Thoughts Upon Flipping One’s Vehicle

1. God.
2. Close your eyes.
3. Don’t move your neck, don’t move your neck, whatever you do, DON’T MOVE YOUR NECK.

Thoughts Upon One’s Vehicle No Longer Moving

4. I’m upside-down.
5. Seeing as I can feel everything, and I am not bleeding profusely from any orifice that I can see, I really need to get out of here now.
6. There is some glass that’s right next to my eye, I need to be careful I don’t blink it into my eye.
7. Oh, crap! There’s a library book in here!
8. Wow! I’ve never seen some of these lights on my dashboard before, particularly the green ones.
9. Why is Spencer Graves still talking on my radio like nothing’s happened?
10. I really need to get out of here. NOW.
11. I’m upside-down.
12. When I release the seatbelt, I could land on my head. I have to protect my neck and head, so I have to land on my shoulder.

And that, dear Internet, is everything I thought in the seconds of my accident, from the moment the 18-wheeler cut me off until the world stopped moving. It is amazing at the way our minds handle trauma.

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