Thursday, September 2, 2010

"broken bones and more"

He broke his ribs, scapula and clavicle while saving a deer on road. That motor cycle accident had taken away a lot from him,including his spleen.

On his first day at the hospital,as I introduced myself to him,he had this look of a hero,70 years old and just too well preserved for his age.

The other day I asked him, why he did so?
His reply was a smile with a sparkle in his eyes. He could not say a word. He had then a tracheotomy and was on a ventilator.

How some people put their lives before their safety to save others is a striking human attribute.It does not matter whether the life they save is a man or an animal. To some this may be the highest calling, a life worth living in and a life worth dying for.

1 comment:

UTP said...

I dont think I could ever do that... to be very honest... am I inhuman or just smart? Was he stupid?