Today we took a short break from the studio and drove up the Malibu coast for a couple of hours to take in some nature. Often there are dolphins rolling in the surf – just amazing!
Not long after leaving Santa Monica the traffic along the coast highway slowed and we saw in the opposite lanes the aftermath of a very serious car accident involving 3 cars and a motorbike. It was that period just after an accident happens where everything seems still. The motorcyclist was on the ground – obviously in great distress, and several people had gone to his aid, including a doctor who had stopped his car in the middle of the road to give assistance.
I felt a great sadness for the motorcyclist and the experience he was in the midst of. I felt very acutely how quickly life can change for any one of us.
The traffic started to move again and as we drove there were emergency service vehicles, ambulances, and fire engines coming from all directions at the greatest of speed. And I thought to myself – how amazing – this is the very best of humanity that people will drop everything to come to the aid of a person in great distress. Traffic stops, business must wait, and no expense is spared to save the person – because we recognize the precious value of life.
Then I thought to myself – what if we treated everyone like that all the time – not just when they are in the midst of an emergency. Is that possible? And what would that world look like??