Originally Posted by MacEntyre
You said it was a near hit, but did you know it?
Yes, boy did I know it. It entered my left shoulder area and and exited my left hand. I wasn't knocked down but ended up dazed and collapsed in place. I was never unconscious and can remember being surrounded by a blue light. I did not hear a bang or boom but my ears rang for several days afterward. I could move my arm and fingers but had no real grip or strength in it for about three days. It was certainly a painful experience and one I don't wish to repeat.
...and there came to be a day, all too soon, that I became aware that I could travel no more on my long journey. Though I did not arrive where I had planned, I believe that here is exactly where I am supposed to be...