Years ago while stumbling through a dark alley toward another pub visit, a mournfull plea came from around the corner “DON’T KILL ME!”..
It’s a moment that reasonates nearly 3 decades later because of the reaction my friend and I had to it. In a second that seemed to last an eternity, we simultaneously decided to round that corner and intervene.
As it turned out, the victim was a tremendously drunk young man like ourselves with two curious comrades around him wondering what all the bellowing was about.
That moment of decision came to mind this morning while reading about Coleman Blair and the decision he made when he saw a grizzly mauling a 25 year old woman. Coleman came barelling down a hill to scare away the bear before it could do any serious damage to the female hiker.
It was a heroic move that changed a dangerous situation. But most importantly, it was the right decision and it turned out well. And when you make the right choices, it’s a proud part of you for years to come.
Well done Coleman!