Saturday, July 18, 2009

Writing

I'm not particularly witty, but I can be if I try. My sense of humor is very dry, leaving most people to shake their head in disgust. Smart humor, British humor, whatever you want to call it, that's what I enjoy. I'm not good at recreating it for laughs, but I enjoy it just the same. I don't write to be funny.
My life has been hard. I've learned many things, and have often been told I'm wise beyond my years. My life has not been about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain. This leaves many people feeling inspired. I don't write to be inspirational.
Jonah was born with Down Syndrome, and since his birth 12 years ago has had over 40 sedated procedures. This includes 3 open heart surgeries, 2 tonsillectomies, multiple sets of tubes in each ear, heart caths, chest cts, some funky procedure where they scraped excess tissue off his tongue... the list goes on and on. This often makes people sad. I don't write to be sad.
Expression is key in life, doubly so when your life is particularly hard. There are many ways to express ones self, most of them being ways people wouldn't normally consider. Sure, there are the basics, like drawing and painting and singing, but then there are others. Some people play video games all the time, some people read, some people work on their car, some in their lawns. They do what they can dig into to forget about the world, to escape for a while. They can do their thing, get into their groove and free themselves. I write to be free.

Totally raw, I just wrote it.
I hope you all are enjoying your summers.

2 comments:

TeeTee said...

this post was amazing... i loved it!

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

Atta girl :-)