8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013Last night we were heading home from shopping with
our son in the car, stopped at a stoplight, and BAM!
The loudest bang I think I've ever heard short of
I don't know what. We were rear ended by the car
behind the car behind us and sent into the intersection.
I would bet the girl who slammed into us at what felt
like at least 60 k was texting, because it's pretty
easy to see red stoplights at night.
Steven, Sam and I all have whiplash, and have been
lying very low today, nursing our aches and pains.
But I can't stand it -- not doing some art -- so I did
a little portrait on my iPad, of a girl I drew a few years
back on Skype -- one of my very first Skype portrait
jobs for a New York firm. It was fun then, and fun now,
trying to draw her with my finger. I feel grateful for the
iPad, and for seatbelts, and that we are all going to be fine.
Please don't text, or talk on the phone in your car. We
were lucky, the next people might not be.
Have a keeping-your-eyes-on-the-road day