On my 19th Birthday I got a phone call letting me know that my mom suffered a brain aneurysm and was in the hospital. I was across the country from her and very fearful that I would not make it home in time. It took many months and a lot of rehab she recovered, but she was never the same. A year later I was given an assignment for make a memory container for my metalsmithing class. We all know death inevitable but do not know when exactly it is going to pop up. “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
Conceptually convey the surprise of a near death experience and the fight to stay alive.