I got my riding license 15 years ago, against my parents' will, of course. About 1 year in I wiped out in a slow corner. I only bruised my hand, the bike's fork and the usual turn signal/mirror/shift lever/handlebars were damaged. I decided to carry on and repaired the bike. Four weeks later I had a fairly severe accident that sent me to hospital for three weeks and 6 months of physio afterwards. I stayed away from bikes for a long time, but I never completey excluded that I would be riding again.
Fast forward: Three weeks ago I bought a bike again with the intention to go on rides with my girlfriend as a passenger. I was planning to take at least one safe riding course in the spring.
Last week we were involved in a car accident: A drunk driver hit us head-on. She suffered soft tissue damage and can't walk right now. So far there's no signs of damage to my body.
I can't help but think: Is somebody (i.e. a higher force) trying to tell me that I better stop riding motorcycles for good?
Have you had similar experiences where you had the feeling you shouldn't be doing something and were then "punished" when you did it anyway? How did you handle it?