Okay, so I’m 23 and I have my own apartment. you have to understand I’m disabled and have been fighting for my independence my entire life. Getting my own place was my absolute dream come true and I love this house with all my heart. However, my house was broken into while i sleeping last night. I’m terrified I’m physically sick, my hands won’t shaking, my heart has been racing since last night, and I can’t sleep. i’m all these things at once. I find it odd that all i can think about right now is how a friend of mine once told me “a robber does not only take the material the emotion robbery committed is much much worse.” I didn’t get it then I do now. however, I do not plan on letting this keep down!!
I was asked a question today “Linsey, if money was no object and you could invent something to help mankind what would it be?” I didn’t have a good answer at the time. I think I muttered something like “I really don’t know” but I have been thinking about it all day and I think I came up with a much better answer.
I would invent a machine that painlessly rendered ambulatory people who stepped into it temporarily physically disabled. The effect of the invention would last forty-eight hours.Then I would l fight to make it a mandatory law that every healthy ambulatory person had to go through the process at least once in their life. Now if you think about it you can probably see the benefits of my would be invention. For those who aren’t getting it that’s okay I’ll explain.
See, the machine would promote equal treatment and understanding. Once you walk ( or can’t in this case) a mile in another’s shoes its hard to still be cruel to that person. So now I want to see whose reading this post and what they have gotten from it.
So now for you I have a challenge answer this question in the comments : Why make it mandatory that all healthy ambulatory people go through the process at least once in their lives?( the answer will be at the very bottom of this post)
ANSWER: simple disability is not voluntary
First off let me tell you I have been sick so that I haven’t been writing but I’m better now so here I am. To get inspired I went to the daily post blog and found a cool prompt.
The prompt is the following; There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel!) I choose “Y” so from this —-> point on I will not use that letter in this post.
Can I do it? we will see.
I don’t watch the news that much or keep with that stuff so I’m the last to know almost all the time. About a week ago I found out that on the sixth of this month the most amazing thing in the world happened the state of Florida (where I live) made same sex marriage legal!
This is great news for some friends of mine! On a personal level however I’m not looking to get married. If I did chances are it would be to a man but you never know who you fall in love with and it’s nice to now be able to get married to whomever you love.
However I digress the point I’m making is this change means that we as a people, as human being, are taking one step closer to treating all people as equals with equal rights. That is the ultimate dream.
So what do you think? Did I meet the challenge, did I use the letter from where I said I wouldn’t use it?
Just a moment ago I was sitting here lacking the inspiration to write so I turned on Pandora and I heard dilemma by Nelly. Now I know that it isn’t the deepest song in world but still the song made sad. After I got over my little bout of sadness I started thinking. What is it about music that invokes such emotion.
What exactly draws us in. Is it the words or melody? Personally I’m most drawn to songs that I relate to such as Nelly’s dilemma. The song reminded me of a situation in my past and that memory got me thinking. Now I have a working theory about music. See my theory is that music is meant to be a cue to spark a desired feeling or memory in all of us.
However everyone is their own person who see things in their own prospective so it makes sense that the same song would cue up different emotions for different people causing some to like certain songs that others don’t. Thinking about it this way music is a very emotionally driven art form and I too am driven by emotion I guess that’s why I love it as much as I do!