~Last night, on my way home from the presentation by Prof. Stroik, traffic was stopped for an hour on the highway. I was a mere quarter mile from the multi-car crash.
While waiting, I kept thinking of the fractions of time that detained me...the pause for prayer before the Blessed Mother imploring her intercessions for safe travel...bidding farewell to friends...the dropped cough drop on the car floor...driving more slowly along the winding country lane. All enough time to keep me safe. The ambulances driving off without sirens and lights was a chilling sight and finally being allowed through, I saw the pancaked cars. Horrible, horrible. Dear Lord, please have mercy on the souls lost last night, and comfort the grieving families.