Blockbuster movies and global television have desensitised us all, please let me tell you the truth. And nothing but the truth.
Watching a bullet tear through the skin tissue, muscle and organs of a mans chest is unequivocally soul distorting.
Adrenaline pumps through your muscles, in hailing passive cigarette smoke through a small fixed ineffectual tube. This is my nightmare, suffocating one agonising breath at a time.
Time itself does not slow down.
If anything it speeds up. It takes the average human body about 1.7 seconds to react to danger, it takes just a moment longer for your mind to leave rationality and plunge straight towards fight or flight.
You would run if only your mind could engage your frightened legs to move.
The ending of this mans life changed everything and watching him die changed me.