I definitely believe that laughter is the best medicine, and while I am still not a doctor, I prescribe it like this is Canada and all the medications are free.
Sometimes, however, we need to take a step back from the funny to look at something seriously.
My fear of driving in snow is well known. I am open about it, and even poke fun at myself about it on the blog. I know I am slowly overcoming this fear, by I’m making progress at about the same pace that I drive Zombie Car in a blizzard.
This morning, something horrible happened in Maine during the morning commute. It was snowing fairly hard, and there was a horrific accident on I 95.
According to the latest reports, 75 vehicles were involved in the pile up, including a school bus and multiple tractor trailers.
No one was killed in the incident, which is a miracle considering the photos I have seen from the crash site. Cars totally destroyed. An eighteen wheeler on its side in a ditch. A pickup truck folded up like an accordion.
Much praise must go to Maine’s first responders and to the staffs at both Eastern Maine Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their work with the accident victims.
People tell me that I need to get used to driving in snow because I live in Maine now. Something tells me that a majority of the drivers of those 75 vehicles have been driving in Maine longer than I have. All their experience didn’t keep them from being a part of the horrible wreckage.
Someone was looking out for those people this morning, and for that, I am very thankful.
As much as I rant and rave and joke about this horrible Winter we are having, it is also a very serious issue.
Please be careful out there…