In memory of Jules Bianchi who passed away on Saturday after 9 months in a coma, RIP Jules.
This is the 2nd part of the countdown.
Writing 101 started and so did my new feature One Line Sunday. One sentence only. It hasn’t really catched fire yet. But Halt and catch fire did. For a while. I learned what flash fiction is and how to write lyrics. Also that you can write something reasonable with 50 words only. Writing challenges really are useful.
This month I got confused. To see Guardians of the Galaxy or not. One thing was for sure, I would go and see Monty Python’s last show at the movies. Not only that was fun. Also tennis player Novak Djokovic winning in Wimbledon made my day.
It wasn’t much of a shock that I would see Guardians of the Galaxy after all. But it was a shock to hear Robin Williams had died. He was such a wonderful person. Unlike those smelly cats, smokers.
It was a slow month. All I managed to do was watching 2 new TV shows, True Detective and Legends. Much more excited than Halt and catch fire. Sorry fans and Lee Pace. What was even more exciting was the first meeting in Helsinki Design School. Will maybe write a “report” how the studying is going. If I have time.
I made my 200th post. I also went to see Into the storm and no it didn’t have Lee Pace in it even thought I wrote about him. Something terrible did happen. The F1 driver Jules Bianchi crashed heavily and there still no sign for recovery. That’s an awful blow to a sport that is supposed to be safe and no one shouldn’t get hurt. Forza Jules.
The long waited 4th season of Game of Thrones arrives. Online though. It wasn’t as painful as going to the dentist which was a pain to get an appointment to. But that’s Finnish health care for you. I reached 200 follows which is a record for me. Thanks for that. It isn’t the last goodbye. Expect for the 3rd film of The Hobbit: The battle of five armies. This month also the first signs of winter arrived to Finland which ended as quickly as it came.
And here we are, last month of the year. Still a movie to see and a school meeting to go. No one knows what else it will bring.
You don’t know me and at this moment, you don’t know much about anything. On the 5th of this month, you had a terrible accident in the F1 race in Japan. I didn’t watch the race since I’m not into that anymore. But news like this is difficult to ignore. It’s at least 20 years since any driver had died so this is just horrible. It’s Formula One and it’s suppose to be safer today.
The weather was really bad. Your fellow driver Adrian Sutil drove off and the crane came to pick his car up. There were 2 yellow flags which means other drivers should drive carefully past the place. They were outside the race track so no one had a thought something would happen. But it did.
For you, the crane were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Your speed were really fast. It’s only you who knows why. But you can’t answer. You’re still at the hospital in Japan with a very bad head injury. You’re in a breathing machine, fighting for your life. No one knows if you’ll survive. No one wants to think for the worst. Even for those who didn’t know about you before this, are worried. You’re just too young to die. You’re only 25 and has a lot to explore. It’s your family that will suffer the most. They don’t want to lose you. They’ve been by your bedside over a week now. It’s not only them that feel sad. Your team Marussia, your fellow drivers, the fans of the motor sport and me.
Like I said, I don’t know you. I haven’t followed your career nor have I seen you race in F1 that much. But still it feels like I’ve known you even if I don’t. I must admit, I didn’t even know how you looked like. Until now, that is. I’ve only heard your name when there were rumours about you and Ferrari. I didn’t even know you’re French. It’s your surname that got me fooled, Bianchi. But now I know better. I feel a little guilty for not knowing about you before this horrible accident. Formula One was part of my life for almost 13 years and even if I don’t watch the races anymore, I still keep up with the news. So you understand, your accident really had an effect on me. There’s been a lot of deaths in other motor sport but this series is closest to my heart. That’s one of the reasons I’m very sad this has happened. But I don’t want to lose hope.
So you see, Jules Bianchi. The whole motor sport world (at least F1 world) are waiting for good news. So keep fighting and don’t give up. We’re all praying for you and your family to stay strong. We all want a miracle. You’re in our thoughts.
Mia from Finland