Monday, January 21, 2013

Consider this: The day before the storm

Today is the Martin Luther King, the national holiday. I also hear that somewhere far away from my world the American president is taking his oath for the second term. Quite frankly, with my own life, the things I focus on, I don't even notice. Mostly, I just wanted to enjoy the last day of Spring in the middle of Florida winter, be outside in the sun rather than dissecting another memory or disability related impression. Today I wanted be in the now.We've made some great plans, I can't wait to tell you about it. Over the next few weeks I will have very few days that I can just pause for a second to smell the roses. Tomorrow or the day after the world will come crushing in. We will be making a big announcement and from that moment on it will be work, work, work and even more struggle to make it. But today is Monday. It's the day before the  storm and I intend to enjoy it. Before my life becomes a whirlwind of emails, phone calls  and commitments, before I tell you what it is, I want to tell you why. Consider this. For almost two years I've been writing about disability. The awareness, my life, my struggles, law, impressions. Yet the most popular post in the history of my writings is the incidental bit about the problems I've had with My Citibank card. The most read entries last month were about my new laptop (here) and my coffeemaker (here) with a movie review distant third. I understand that issues of disability, rehabilitation and inclusion have a very limited appeal. Perhaps there is little value to my writings if any at all, I certainly don't expect the world to take interest but it's a very interesting starting point. I do have my work cut out for me, maybe is insane. It will be hard work. But I also hope it will be rewarding and fun. Also, think about this: The   random comicon elevator video I took with my cell phone got more plays in the first 24 hours than the student film project about my life story in its first month.

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