Having a background with EMT training, as well as my knowledge of first aid, I immediately headed to the scene to assess the situation and assist anyone who may be injured.
It appeared a car hit a motorcycle. The bike was a crumpled heap and the rider was nowhere in sight. I assumed he catapulted over the car and was lying on the ground.
Half way to the scene an ambulance arrived. Since I was no longer the only available “medic”, my attention turned towards the bike. I thought, perhaps I knew the rider.
Arriving at the scene, I continued around the car to find the Biker lying flat on his back, not moving. I felt relief when I realized it was not anyone I knew.
A Fire truck pulled in. I headed back to the office. However, I stopped for a moment when I saw the firefighters climbing out of the truck. I have a soft spot for firefighters and some of them were quite attractive.
I lingered for a moment and then made my way back to my desk. When I sat down, I had a moment of awareness that hit me like a ton of bricks.
I was appalled at how quickly I forgot there was a man lying in the street who might be paralyzed. It appeared once I knew the man was a stranger, I no longer was concerned about him.
Truly, Biceps and Pecs? Is that all it takes for me to lose my sense of compassion, unconditional love, and concern for another human being?
In the Work,
Director and Lead Facilitator, Omega Vector
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