Stories From The Depths Of 86 (25)
It’s not over. It’ll never be over unless you quit. And if you do quit, it’s not only over, but it was a waste of time and brands you a failure.
However, for example, sometimes a person paralyzed from the waist down must succumb to reality: they will never walk on two functioning legs. But that shouldn’t suggest that they can’t walk on crutches. If you can’t do something one way, there’s no reason why you can’t do it another way.
Now, I’m the one writing this. There’s something I’ve always wanted to do. But I can only seem to give out advice and not practice it myself. Maybe it’s having no motivation or being afraid of how I’ll sound if I put my poetry to a guitar note. I’ve always toyed around with the idea of recording a studio album. Nothing big. Just me, a guitar and a few other instruments.
Now what are the chances of making it to the big time? I’m not too sure about that. But I don’t really want to make “the big time”. I just want to make some music about me. My life and pain and happiness and memories. Give the album a name and put it on a recordable CD and hand out a few copies.
That’s not hard to do. Just a little motivation will get me there. But why don’t I then? What’s stopping me? What stops a person in a wheelchair from getting up into the crutches? Laziness? Low self esteem?
Like many things in life, there is no answer. These are things we must sort through and work out for ourselves. Whether we decide to get up, is up to us. But when I walk by someone in a wheelchair, I see no difference between the two of us. We are both crippled in the same way.