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Smashed Camera and the Face !

Only yesterday, I managed to stumble on a curb stone and smashed myself on a concrete

car-park.—– Unfortunately, my camera was on my shoulder hence,

the camera was smashed too.


I was landed on the concrete, over my specks apparently fallen before me, hence one of the lens

cut into my forehead.Ā  I was amburanced to a hospital and my face was stitched and patched up. šŸ™‚

The hospital’s handling of my case was what we know well = I was left waited more than two hours

still bleeding yet just sitting on a bench. (While waiting, blood pressure etc were taken by nurses)

Then I noticed, despite of my camera being smashed and the view screen was shuttered, yet

amazingly it was still functioning, even more of my amazement, a Zoom lens fitted on the camera

= Canon’s 8~15 mm F4 Fish-eye lens was still working perfect ! ! !

(with its fragile movable structure, Zoom lens couldn’t survive this kind of shock = this is the

exceptional case !Ā  = May be Canon designed it for the photographers with rough

and tumble in mind šŸ˜€Ā  = Anyhow it was a good news in a bad situation šŸ™‚


On my life, I don’t have accident or should I say only seldom = On the Ski, I’ve

broken 3 Skies but never broken any bone or heavily cut myself.

On the climbing, I’ve fallen 10m and about 5m —– still always landed on my rucksack hence never

injured. (other small falls were the nature in the climb šŸ˜€ ) Therefore, I had no experience of the

hospital, except the one when I was attacked and hospitalized in 24 hours coma and woke-up there.

So that this occasion was a rare chance to observe all the people involved = local people who saw me

fall was very kind and as he saw the gushed blood, called the ambulance at once.

The ambulance people were very professional (got to be) and I was taken to the hospital in 5 min

drive. —– (then long long waiting started while seeing another patient such as a lady mugged and

injured and so on) —– on the end, the Nurse and the Doctor did very good job to find out the

broken glasses in the cut (down to the skull !) and stitched it up.

—– And, I walked back 15 min to my place in the middle of night = 7 hours after the accident.


As far as I know, the Zen mind should have an Hyper Vision in such case = when I fell

on the rock, I saw the slow moving details of the rock and the surrounding view.

When my ski caught the tree under the snow and my body was flying forward in the air,

I saw my body in a slow-motion. —– though, in this occasion, I only found myself laying on

the ground = there was a kind of lapse of the time = it seemed to have a jump of memory.

—– Why I couldn’t have seen my falling body nor able to take Ukemi (受čŗ« / Safer

bodily movement to reduce the impact when falling to the ground).

(Bruise on both of my back hands indicates that the hands instinctively moved to protect myself

though, why didn’t hit the ground palm first, as an Ukemi.Ā  ? ) = May be, the Hyper Vision could

have happened only the moment when the Mind was in a fully alerted state, not in an

absent minded casual situation = after 30 years, I still have a moment of absent-minded or lapse

of my mindfulness. —– Or, I must be getting old and getting rotten. šŸ˜€

It’s mean, should I look for the protective gear of mountain biker or even a walking frame ?

(May be not a coffin yet) Ā Ā  Ha ha ha šŸ˜€



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  1. trillion lightyears said, on July 8, 2012 at 10:45

    Yikes Yoshi!! I guess even the zen mind can have a moment of distracted thinking… thank goodness for the kindness of strangers, and the miracle of non broken body parts AND a functioning camera!

    • yoshizen said, on July 8, 2012 at 11:54

      It was on the Morison’s car park, next to the bus terminal. As I saw a bus which will go to the direction was just
      arriving = I shouldn’t miss. So that my eyes and mind was focused 20m away = didn’t see the edge of the curb where
      the beyond, the ground was 4″ lower. šŸ˜€
      My expectation was over there, while my body was still here, where a pit-fall was under my step. šŸ˜€

      The treatment was all just close the wounds and cover-up, to prevent any dirt infecting there = leave the cure to
      my own self-healing. = Teared and broken skin to regrow itself. = million years old same tactics = even 21st century
      we don’t have a cream to make the skin grow instantly šŸ˜€

      • trillion lightyears said, on July 8, 2012 at 12:33

        Nature’s in no hurry, unlike humans! We could learn a thing or two… if only we’d make the time! Ha! Get better soon. šŸ™‚

      • yoshizen said, on July 8, 2012 at 13:11

        So, I’m watching the screen as close as 5″ distance with one eye, hence I don’t have spare specs šŸ˜€
        —– may be it takes few more days to become “presentable face” which doesn’t scare the others šŸ˜€
        Thank you very much = mean time, it’s nice to read a message from a friend,
        much more than to read the dry news in the Net. šŸ™‚

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  3. Paul said, on July 8, 2012 at 19:36

    aye aye aye, Yoshizen san, the falling over is for me to do; though I don’t doubt you can heal well soon. You can zoom your web pages using CTRL and +. OR you can hold down the ctrl key and roll the wheel on your mouse, or use the scroll part of your touch pad. You also have a magnifier in your system software that can help you looking at a computer screen. Press the windows key and type “magnifier”, top of the list will be the application you need…

    • yoshizen said, on July 8, 2012 at 20:20

      It is not the matter of the size = without my specs I can focus 8″ max.
      = the best remedy is, just wait it heal, then go to an optician to get new specs. šŸ™‚

  4. drawandshoot said, on July 9, 2012 at 14:37

    Oh no!! I wish you quick healing.
    Hurray for a still working camera, and the human body’s ability to heal.
    Best wishes, Yoshizen. Take good care.

    • yoshizen said, on July 9, 2012 at 15:14

      Thank you very much Karen. Taking opportunity of this rare occasion, (happen to a person who needn’t
      to have medication šŸ™‚ ) I’m giving good observation over the human body.
      (Sturdy the life, myself as a Guinea-pig is what all about DIY Zen šŸ˜€ )

      Preceding to this, Gmail stopped me up-load the photo, and my Electronic Dictionary brake down etc etc,
      and now I’m looking the screen 5″ distance without specs —– ? ? ? How come ? = Does it mean, should
      I stay in my room just sitting ? —– Is it what my Karma and the Dharma ordered to me ?
      Or, am I thinking too much šŸ˜€
      I’m taking a lesson šŸ˜€

  5. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on July 11, 2012 at 02:31

    I’m chiming in late here but wanted to send my best wishes. Sorry to hear about your accident! Great telling of the event, as usual. I’m sure you’ll be back to yourself in no time. No need for that walker just yet. šŸ™‚

    • yoshizen said, on July 11, 2012 at 02:45

      Yah yah, I’m getting better though, still not yet to walk outside without frightening the people šŸ˜€
      Then, I need new specs to go shopping (otherwise no food left) šŸ™‚

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