Sunday, June 13, 2010
Drowning in Adrenaline
I was just standing in a parking lot just a short while ago that got shot up. My friend had the presence of mind to notice how things were escallating and to duck down under my car, but I just sort of stood there out in the open like a dumbass because I've never been around a situation like that before. I ducked down with her, but only after the shooting was done.
Next time i hope to ducke down at least midway through.
She is more worldly than I and thought maybe "it was 38's, but certainly not 42's".
I'm fine. Just kind of stunned. And drowning in adrenaline.
I am rarely out in an ihop parking lot at 3am. Almost never, i would say. I don't believe I will be in a hurry to be again any time soon.
I do live in a major metroplis, but i've never been around gunfire before in my life. It didn't even seem real. Seemed like firecrackers. Everything sort of moving in slow motion.
Breathe, Kathryn, breathe... deep breath, breathe now.