Tuesday, January 8, 2013

You Never Know

First let me start by apologizing to my readers for not updating my blog in a bit over a month. The truth is that I was simply not inspired enough to write anything. In spite of the fact that my life was calming down and I had been surrounded by caring friends and family, my life had become very mundane and uneventful. I spend my time staying by friends and going to physical and occupational therapy, with the occasional fun get together with friends. As I said, this left me uninspired. However, this weekend, that changed.

A few months back, when I was still in the rehab center, I was on one of the gay Facebook groups of which I am a member. One of the members of the group shared a video clip of them dancing. Me and another friend in the group both watched the video. I told my friend that I thought this guy dancing (who's name is David) was really great looking and he told me that I should try and talk to him. My first thought was that there was no way that this guy would give me the time of day.He was out of my league and wouldn't want to be bothered by someone like myself. My friend told me not assume anything about people and to try and strike up a conversation. So I did.

Me and David became pretty good friends. In fact he saved me from many of the loneliest nights in the rehab center by chatting or Skyping with me. He was not mean and did not treat me like I was beneath him in any way. And over the last few months we have stayed in touch.
Me and David

In person, David was just as nice and we had a wonderful time together. In fact, the weekend that I spent with him was easily the happiest I have been since before the accident. And not only was hanging out with David so great, his parents were extremely nice and friendly people who  warmly welcomed me into their home.
Me, David and his parents

To think that all of this might never had happened, had I followed my initial instinct and not messaged David in that Facebook group. I would have missed out on having a great friend and the wonderful trip up north. While the tragedies of the accident has taught me that you never know what horrible things can happen, my friendship with David has reminded me that you never know what wonderful things might happen. And while over the last few months, the fear of suddenly dying or being injured was the driving force in my life to go find happiness as quickly as possible (before it is too late), I am now inspired to go forward, excitingly waiting to see what other wonderful things might be coming my way.

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes we take risks and are met with pain and disappointment....but then there are those times we take a giant leap and find ourselves in flight. Those times are worth it. ::hugs::

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hugs :)

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  2. Dear Ami,
    I want to share with you words of wisdom, but I know nothing. The concept is borrowed from : Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki
    In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few.”
    I am a good listener and a patient therapist and I am inspired from your writings from the heart.
    Thank you for being the amazing nephew that you are. Ami, you make Mike and I proud of you. We have unconditional love for you.
    May all beings be free from suffering.
    Love,
    Julie

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    1. Thank you for the incredibly kind comment. I hope to see you guys soon.
      Lots of love

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