ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday December 30, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 31

Take a look at your life

I was a witness to the bomb blast at Nugegoda on November 28, as I was about to cross Hospital Road from the bo-tree side, when the red traffic lights forced me to stop. I remember that a long bus was in front of me and suddenly a big sound was heard and I could see dirt and debris being propelled from under the bus.

I, along with several others, ran in the direction of Kirulapone. On looking back, I saw fire engulfing the No-Limit building. Then I became part of the crowd winding our way past Lyceum School towards Kalubowila. Readers will wonder why I am writing this. I would not have been alive to write this if I had threaded my way past halted vehicles and crossed the road.

Why didn’t I do that? What saved me from dying in the blast? Maybe Providence? This has made me take a look at my life. Up to that time I had indulged in smoking but soon after decided to curb this habit. If Providence saved me, why should not I do my bit to maintain it?

Sadly humans keep to their resolutions only for a few days but become complacent and fall back to their old ways. I wonder whether my decision to stop smoking will go up in smoke. Such are the frailties of human nature.

By Sunil Cooray, Kalubowila

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