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The Ambulance

The Ambulance

“The Ambulance”


I’ve been on a lyrical kick lately since I’ve been having trouble finding words to express myself.


This song by the band Thrice has been one of my favorites for over 15 years. However, almost 8 years ago it took on a new meaning for me. After surviving my accident, my life change dramatically.


But when I hear this song, all I can think of is the people who stopped on the Southern State Parkway to help me. I was crushed in my car when I regained consciousness. I had to wait for the guy who hit me twice to be extracted from his car before I could be. This woman, Jen, just sat with me, called my family to tell them what happened, and didn’t leave my side until I was in the ambulance.


Two other gentlemen stayed as well. They broke into the passenger side that was badly damaged to get to me. One was a retired NYPD officer who kept my neck stable. I was told he helped keep my spine in the right place which helped me not be even more hurt then I already was. Then when I was finally extracted from my car, that yellow covering they put over me during the jaws of life, I screamed when my knee hit the dash. It was the first time I felt my legs.


Placed on a gurney and placed into the ambulance. Those paramedics kept me conscious, as I kept floating back and forth from this life to the next. But they kept me on this side doing whatever they had to. They gave me a second chance, those artists in the ambulance.



Materials: Mixed Media. Varnished.

Year: 2021

Size: 21.5” x 21.5” framed, can be hung with attached gallery wire.

Signed and dated on back Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.



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