Saturday, August 15, 2015

Where to begin this...(At least it ended with you on your feet and able to write this, Allen Kanovsky!)

Submitted by Al Kanovsky 08/15/15

…tale of woe and faith. Short & sweet. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Last night Nicole Henry was making an appearance at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. I left home in plenty of time. A bad accident had traffic on I95 tied up just south of the airport exit. Another tie up just north of Sunrise was just as bad. I continued along in light traffic. I was travelling in the express lane as it was after 7PM. A motorist in front of me stopped short and in order to avoid a collision I swerved right and then left. The back end spun out carrying me across 3 lanes of traffic and back again ending in a crash into the concrete median barrier.

I hit no other car. Caused no bodily harm (outside of myself).

A young man, I think his last name was Earle and he is a boat broker, rushed to my aid and helped me to the side of the road. A young woman stopped as well. She's a nurse and tended to my wound. All I can say is that the Lord was there. That no one was seriously injured or killed is a genuine miracle. That and the care I received from the EMS team and the staff at Holy Cross Hospital. Add a phone call from Jackie Deering wondering where I would be, resulted in a ride, some dinner and finally being chauffeured home.

Yes, all miraculous. The bad is the pain in my ribs and lower back. The skin scrape which will leave a badly scarred forearm. The ugly: contacted my insurance company this morning. No collision coverage. Car is totaled. It gets uglier. Way short of funds to buy a usable vehicle. Final result---No more nights of reviewing JAZZ & BLUES until I can scrape together enough bucks for a car.

Overall I thank G-d for looking after me and the others that were on the road at the time. He surely had a Hand in the result. I remind all my friends to "Walk In the Path Of His Light". Miracles will happen!

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Al's Disclaimer:
A short note: The reason I write this is because I love music and words. I do not book acts. I do not promote acts. I do not accept invitations to review artists. I go to venues of my own choice. When and where is not influenced by anything other than who I would like to hear that night or day. If I don't like what I hear, I won't write about it. When I like it I let you all know. I never mention a name without asking permission. "Pardon me, Miss. Would you like to dance?" 

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