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Saturday, January 7, 2012

One Thing That Keeps Me Going

I was sifting through pictures on my Flickr page and I found the following caption on one of my photos:

"When my ego and concerns are quieted or out of the way, a lot of what I do boils down to a couple of simple reasons:

• I don't know what else I'd do
• I feel a responsibility

The first reason is easy. The second is kind of typically me, I suppose. Because I have the talents and proclivities I have, and I am the only person in family that does (or to the degree that I have them) or has; because I know that there are people out there who would if they could; and because I'd like to be there for those who will in the future, I feel it's my responsibility to take care of my body and make sure it can do the things I strive to do to the best of my ability. I feel it's my responsibility to expand the scope of that which I am able to do. I feel that if I do not do these things about which I am passionate that all that I have will be a waste and a gob in the face of the forces and situations that congealed to bring Gregory Parks into a place and state in which he could make decisions and make these things happen.

I am not a trailblazer, but I am one of those possibilities for which trailblazers struggled. To honor that is my greatest responsibility."