She said she wished that you were stronger.
But she has never met anyone as strong as you.
She has seen you cower in the corner, showered in tears, as you fumbled through endless nightmares varying in degree and severity. Every minor pinprick a gash upon your skin...
And yet, it is precisely that which demonstrates your strength and your resolve. That you would feel so small, so fragile in a world framed chaotic when reflected in your eyes, yet you'd continue to strive, forcing a smile in the face of fabricrated flames. You have lived a life never loving yourself, feeling unloved by everyone around you, and yet you continue to open your heart against a world that, regardless of the reality, you have rejected as cold.
Some may call you stupid, but a person who has seen the endless deliberations, the madman machinations, the constant drawing and redrawing of emotional and psychological blueprints as you struggle to diagram all the intricacies of the human heart—such a person knows you better than she ever did.
You did not resign yourself to the armchair; you dove into the open, and threw your heart into the wind, and yet, time and time again, it finds itself within the cold void of your chest, because no matter how the storm rages, it continues to beat, again and again, a muscle strengthened by every, single, thing that has come before you.
She said she wished you were stronger.
She doesn't realize how strong you have had to be.
Improvising through the Sunset tonight 🌅 with Native American Flautist Larry Redhouse at the top of the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain. It has been an incredible, inspiring, music-filled, serene, and grounding 4 days here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert 🌵. _______________________________________________
Earlier today, we toured though Old Town Tucson learning about the history in this amazing city and surrounding area, and I can’t wait to share some new items I acquired that will be added to my collection of Native American artifacts and artwork: including a gorgeous new handmade shaker that I will use in the Soundtrack I’ll be composing and recording for this destination in the coming weeks.
We fly home tomorrow at noon to Los Angeles, and the next Inspiration Trip as a Brand Partner with the @ritzcarlton will be in 2 weeks- Toronto!
Back in boots! Welcome to the National Guard Staff Sergeant Huskey! 🇺🇸️ Paul, a Former Marine SSGT with multiple deployments, has held different billets and completed training in 4 MOS career fields between both the active duty U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Reserve.
Staff Sergeant Huskey brings that wealth of knowledge to the Arizona National Guard!
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