I want to share words that mean so much to me, those are “You are in control.” That means the world to me. For so long I had no chance to exercise control over my life. It’s hard to describe how that feels. Now that I can communicate, it is liberating. Try to imagine what people without communication fee like every day. You can’t really do it, but try. Then try to imagine how it would feel to go through life like that. That is how I lived for sixteen years. Probably you are thinking, “That would suck”. You are right. Trust me, it did. Trust me, other people still feel this way. Train yourself to see non-speaking people as fully human. We deserve your respect.
4 thoughts on “Having Something to Share”
Keep these journal entries coming Alex. Seeing you Express yourself helps me get through my work days. So proud.
Alex, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Looking forward to your next journal. Tena
You may be a beginner in using words, Alex, but you are clearly not a beginner in perceiving. The messages you have to share based on your courage, patience, and insight are ones that everyone needs to hear. Thank you for speaking to the world. -Alison
Alex — I’m just reading your blog for the first time and I’m so glad that your mom shared it with me! Your musings are beautiful, thoughtful, and insightful — far beyond a beginner’s mind. Keep reading, keep writing, keep musing, and keep sharing!