While rehabilitating from my Spinal Cord Injury my attention was drawn by this kid in a wheelchair that was starting a foundation with his own name to make change happen for people with a disability, Spinal Cord Injury specifically. A nurse had mentioned him to lift my spirit. "You're not the only one fighting." She said. And it sparked a bit of hope in a room where hope seemed to be difficult to find.
I want them to learn what happiness is, how to accept it and that they will never need someone's affirmation to dare to say:
I'm a Pirate at 41 and never have I had so many questions, never have I ever wondered, wandered and discovered as much as I do now. In a weird confident way I am doing very well answering questions that haunted me for life.
I see a world where we are. supposedly, connected, but people are just overwhelmed with questions. The past is gone but left the scars behind for them to carry.
I wish I could say I didn’t know better. I wish I had an excuse but all I could say would never take away my mistakes. However, I’m not going to stop there. I have a plan and I’ve been committing to it. I’m going to confess, I’m going to grow and I’m going to educate myself and all men and women, I can see or touch, around me.
I live in the world that I can share and it is magic. I see creations, people standing and applauding. I see people loving and caring. I feel people, and they want to share more but they are lost in a false sense of life. There are no right answers other than the right questions, and those make you challenge you.
I am no saint, nor a hero. I’m far from perfect actually and I’m not afraid to confront myself.
We prefer to quote some mystic words than to bare our soul. We prefer to read the knowledge of the past than to discover the future for ourselves.