What's waiting for you around the next bend? Yesterday it was a car filled with three people.

The Metro Mass bus I was riding crushed it, killing all of them. I wonder what was going through the minds of the car's passengers before the bus hit them. Did they know they were going to die?

I understand why people strive for some semblance of control over their lives. The universe is chaos, security is bliss. What a gift it is to live without fear. I've known fear. As a child, worrying about unmarked asteroids. As a teenager, about the endless void of post-life. As an adult, about events unforeseen.

Information is power, information is control. This is why we progress. We are conquering uncertainty. Past uncertainty lies freedom. Freedom from fear, freedom to be alive. I have freedom in Canada, or I had freedom. I've seen what waits around the bend. Maybe I just want to ride the bus.