How do you make the call, that having no life at all, is better than the one that you have?
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I’ll probably never truly understand why I was in that spot at that moment, on Monday afternoon, but I was. I couldn’t help him, I was in my car driving on the freeway and should not have even been going that direction. I was backtracking from my planned route and again for reasons I’ll never understand, I was there when he jumped.
Then as cars were hitting the breaks, pulling over and slowing down I drove past him as he lay there on the Freeway pavement in the next lane over from me. He had on a blue shirt and tan pants. Not seconds before I saw the blue shirt up against the mesh fencing of the overpass guard he jumped from. I pulled over, along with several others. People were scrambling to stop traffic so no one ran over him, frantically calling 911 and like me just in complete shock. My mind has been playing tricks on me ever since. I had been out of town & had to drive 3 more hours after that, still in shock. I finally broke down when I got home. I don’t know his name, or why he decided that shortly after 12:30 pm on Monday Sept. 14, it would be his last day on earth. But I know for me and the others who saw it, he left a mark. 😢 #RIP
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