To say that 2014 was a big year for Moonshadow would be an understatement. Life-changing comes a little closer to describing the whitetail deer attack on my Honda Shadow on June 7, 2014, that shattered my ankle and sprayed more of my blood than I ever care to witness again all over County Rd# 32. Of course, one could explain it as karma for all the deer hunting I’ve done around here for the past 33 years. Luckily I was drinking so there really wasn’t much real pain when they loaded me into the Mercy Flight helicopter. Just lots and lots of red stuff.
Well, to make a long story short, this experience awakened a profound realization for me that life REALLY can end at any moment. Recently I learned that there was a term for what I had experienced, PTSG. Post-Traumatic Stress Growth.