A few months ago, I underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in my left knee. It was the second time that leg went under the knife; the first time was more than 16 years earlier in a much more extensive operation to rebuild the shattered limb described in “Three Miles.”
While this year’s procedure was far less involved, I experienced some of the same emotions described in this story.
“Three Miles” is a departure from the rest of Random Precision in that it’s a true-life tale, not fiction. I really experienced that awful accident. Even now, many years later, I relive those moments when I go for a run over that same spot. (To be accurate, as I write this blog I’m still rehabbing from arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, so not a lot of running happening right now.)
The themes in this story are many. Trusting in God to work out the bad things to become good things. Living in the moment. The risk of assuming the future will play out as you expect it to. Appreciation for the things you cherish, or should take time to cherish.
About a year after the accident, I was interviewed by a reporter at our local paper just before I took part in a community road race. Twelve years later, I hired her for a job with one of my clients. Best hire I ever made—and not just because she wrote about me!
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This wraps up the blog series covering Random Precision. But it’s not the last blog I’ll put together. In the weeks ahead, watch for blogs about my Star Trek experiences as well as a look at my first novel, Radiance. I hope you’ve enjoyed this study of Random Precision.