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Kelsey Z.

i have a smile on my face

May 22, 2007 at 6:19 PM

Coming to town today on the bus I noticed for the um-teenth time this year a short, stout man and his walker winding his way down the steep hill into town. In the winter I always had these visions in my mind of him slipping and falling and hurting himself. He's out there, full throttle, enjoying the outdoors! Rain, snow or sunshine. As the weather has increasingly become nicer I have begun to realise that my wish of seeing him stay indoors and not fall and get hurt is a dumb (for lack of a better word) one. He is out there, loving his mobility and just enjoying life to the fullest! He'd probably be far happier if he fell and hurt himself when he was out on one his power walks with his walker than if he stayed inside and didn't injure himself. Seeing him again today, with the sun out, me feeling tired and crabby for a bunch of reasons reminded me of how thankful I should be. This guy has enthusiasm and energy to get out there and so why shouldn't I? That's my random tidbit for the day. Seeing him out there again today made me smile. :)

From Yixi Zhang
Posted on May 23, 2007 at 2:13 AM
Kelsey, it’s amazing you can be so inspired by seemingly ordinary and less than ideal figures like this. It says a lot about how gentle and sensitive you are.
From Yixi Zhang
Posted on May 25, 2007 at 1:57 AM
BYW, I'm listening to Shaham's Wienizwski again lately and I feel you've got some strong influence from him. Am I right?
From Kelsey Z.
Posted on May 25, 2007 at 5:23 AM
You know, I've never even heard Shaham's Wieniawski recording. *bows head in shame*
Rabin is my personal favorite for that concerto. :)!

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