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The Grass isn’t Always Greener

The Grass isn’t Always Greener

Traveling the seas for over fifty years, I’ve tried to keep busy, often silently praying that I wouldn’t fall  or become too dizzy. Others often couldn’t tell that there was anything wrong with me; I don’t wear “Epilepsy” on my t-shirts nor brag about my  disability…

I capped off a notable childhood by obtaining two collegiate degrees. Visions included pursuing a career in journalism and raising a family…

Family vacationA family vacation with my own wife and children I’ll probably never see. So many talents and memories were misplaced or taken from me…

Yet a severe disease came aboard causing me to quickly come ashore. Life became a game in which I played, yet often didn’t keep score. Sensitivity became an outlet and embarrassment became a new habit…

“I picked up the telephone and timidly called for an early retirement.”

I learned to play the cards diamondscards that have been dealt, both bad and good. I’ve gambled and I’ve learned to live with “Epilepsy” in ways I never thought I could…

“Not taking life for granted became a new way of life and made good sense to me.”

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but at least there is a fence…

Robert Wallace
cc:rw  2013