“I’ve always heard your entire life flashes in from of you eyes the second before you die.”
---- Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey’s character in American Beauty)
A couple of weeks ago while I was riding my motorcycle on a busy highway, I nearly rear-ended the car in front of me doing about 70 mph. I’m not sure if the car merged in front of me or if the sun was at just the right angle where I didn’t see the brake lights in time to slow down safely. Came out of it unscathed, but for the rest of the 25 miles home, my leg wouldn’t stop shaking and when I did get home, I nearly got emotional in the afterthought (i.e. holy sh!t, that was close).
As close as this was, my life did not flash in front of my eyes. However, it has happened to me two or three times in the past, but I can only recall the event that led up to one of them.
So, I’m not sure these are near-death experiences…probably just short thereof. Yes or no?
I’m sure this has happened to some of you. Tell us about it.