Happy Birthday, Sam Lower.
Happy happy day. I’m so thrilled you came into my life. Yes. You have permission to turn red. Can’t wait to see you in November.
I’m so sad Chili John’s will be closed. We will have Roscoe’s… or a place that serves pastrami like butter. Either way, we’ll be good 🙂
This is in response to your blog,”When Life Creates Art.” Many people may or may not, be able to relate. However, I found your experience and attitude toward what happened to be one of a great reality. It is one that I share.
I have Epilepsy. My seizures are uncontrolled by my medication. Pain, both physical and emotional are apart of everyday life. So is fear. But my attitude has changed greatly after years of toiling with my medical condition and my own life experiences that were way far from pretty.
I am a screenwriter, a writer and an artist. I write about what I’ve learned from my life’s journey. I am currently working on a screenplay that is based on a true story. And yes, its gritty.
There are things about the painful stuff that happens that can either make us or break us. Sometimes they can break us for a while, but with courage and perseverance, shitty experiences can not only be overcome, but can us, and help others, though us, realize that even out of horrific experiences, there is good that can come from it.
My art has been inspired by the goodness I was able to see, not while going through the school of “hard knocks,” but afterward. I do not consider myself to be tough. I live with acceptance in knowing that the pain I suffered both growing up and that of now, is what has made me who I am today. That is by choice. But it wasn’t until after the anger settled down that I was able to really see the bigger picture. I’m actually grateful for the path I was given.
The school of “hard knocks” made me what I am today. A better person then I could have been had I continued to allow it to make me bitter and jaded. I learned a lot. Even my illness that I have to deal with everyday, with all its challenges, gives me reasons to be thankful. And now I’m am creating from it all.
I appreciate your attitude, and your ability to see the opportunity that came with this incident rather then the downside most might choose to focus on.
I do wish you a speedy recovery and a great writing journey. I love your blog. You really do live by the quote written on your site.
Lexington, what a beautiful post. You inspire me to keep on.