Remembrance of a Hero

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about the mind and all of its complexities. Partly because there is a mechanical element implanted inside of my cerebrum, which makes it possible for me to live a relatively healthy lifestyle. As a result of all of the contemplation, I have come to accept that human beings …

Scars in all . . .

With only five days before the start of my PCT journey, I have been finalizing everything I need for a successful journey. Out of pure boredom, and an effort to change my everyday norm, I decided to update my MP3 playlist. I’ve opted to play tunes, to motivate myself at the start. I made up my mind to add a few books and songs that I haven’t listened to in a while. As fate would have it, I stumbled across the song, New Beginnings, by Tracy Chapman. Her lyrics are beautifully written as she sings passionately about a desire to …