I was about 12 years old.
Friend and I and his little brother were riding bikes.
Little brother – his bike chain fell off repeatedly – he couldn’t get it back on alone.
We were getting upset like little kids do.
And when the chain came off came of one last time
We rode ahead leaving him alone by the side of the road
We vowed to not go back to help him.
But, we stopped, he was crying, we went back and helped him with his bike chain.
We hopped on our bikes and rode no more than a few feet – Ka-blaam!
A car careened off the road and into a ditch over the exact spot we were standing moments before. It came by so close that we felt a breeze from the car passing by…
We were unaware no more….