the thinnest line between life and death

It falls like curtains,


So thin we feel a cold and hardened dread

When it flaps beneath the wind

Brushing skin,

Reminding us

How close it is.

I went to KFC with my dad and Noah today. We were sitting enjoying our meal when I noticed some girls coming up the steps. Something seemed off and I turned to see what was happening.

One of the girls just dropped on the stairs. I watched as her friends tried to get her up but she was just floppy. The literally dragged her to the seats next to ours and they were trying to prop her up as her head drooped to one side.

The poor girl was sweating and she was going grey and it was quite a scary moment but her friends didn’t seem to have a clue what to do. My dad told them that they needed to phone for an ambulance and eventually they did so, but it was almost as though they wanted to convince themselves that she was fine.

I even heard one of them saying to the person on the phone that she was fine but she was slipping in and out of consciousness. I would say that is being far from fine.

We left as they were still on the phone so I don’t know the outcome of the situation but the girl looked like she was on death’s door. I’m not sure if she had taken something, but it just goes to show that we never know when these awful things could happen. A fun afternoon out, for those girls, turned really bad and I’m sure it was far from what they expected when they woke up this morning.

It just made me remember that we need to remember how fragile life is; it can end in an instant. Look after those you love.

Much Love

Rachel xx

2 thoughts on “the thinnest line between life and death

  1. Margot Kinberg

    How frightening! I hope the girl will be OK! And it must have been a real shock to you, too. But, yes, it is a reminder of how quickly everything can change, and how precious each moment is.

  2. VJ Knutson

    Oh my! This reminds of a group of young people I came across one Friday night. One of them was lying in a ditch and when I got out to help, the others said she was okay. Her eyes were rolling back and she had clearly vomited. I called for an ambulance and stayed. Turned out she was doing drugs and drinking under age and her friends didn’t want to get her in trouble.

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