I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Parkinson's can affect anyone - it's not fussy, and doesn't discriminate, no matter what age, religion, what your background is, where you live, if you are rich or poor, whether you're old or young. Having faith, whatever your religion or beliefs, gives many people the strength and conviction which helps them accept illness, disability and even death as part of an eternal plan that we do not have any control over. Some might see these as lessons in life or some sort of initiative test we have been assigned. Maybe it is simply human nature to want and need to believe in something. Whatever your beliefs, one's faith understandably might truly be shaken up in times of great hardship, particularly when illness is involved, making us re-evaluate our belief system. Why do such terrible things happen to good people? Blindly having faith that makes us close our eyes and believe, may give some the strength to carry on, but others can become disillusioned and discover their faith slips away. Don't worry what others may think, do whatever works for you, and what is ultimately in your best interest.
Posted by Parkinson's, shaken, not stirred at 7:00 AM