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  1. And talking about the impulse to soar, no one felt that impulse strong than Helen Keller. Did you ever see this video? https://youtu.be/GzlriQv16gg

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    1. “I am not dumb now.” That got me. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love this, Adrienne.

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    1. I’m glad, Cynthia. 😉

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  3. An inspirational thought from one who overcame so much and achieved even more.

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    1. I remember being in 5th grade and reading a biography about her. It was the first time I ever realized there were disabled people. It shocked me that she could ever overcome any of it. I spent many boring days in class staring out the window imagining life for Helen as a child.

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  4. That’s a cool sentiment, though I have a question.

    Who do you feel most embodies this thought? I have a feeling we’re going to come to very different answers.

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    1. Hi Ben. Wow, you’ve given me an intriguing question…now I’m more interested in who you think embodies the sentiment.

      I think goat kids–unless you mean humans. 🙂 I can think of lots of fearless people but at the moment I’ll say me.

      I was taught to creep and crawl and settle. It was a truly painful existence since right beneath the surface was a strong desire to break free.

      Riding horses finally let me experience soaring and then there was no real turning back–though the fear and loathing sometimes slither in the shadows.
      And now it’s your turn 🙂 I’m dying to know!

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      1. The first person who came to my mind was Marshall Mathers, aka eminem.

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      2. eminimen specifically? Probably because he was on the radio as I typed my reply. 😛

        More generally, it seems to be a central part of the gangster rap ethos – a determination to either escape or die.

        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430308/

        Actually, now that I think of it, the quote could just as easily apply to people like Wu Zetian, Augustus and Ghengis Khan.

        Hope I didn’t go too far down the rabbit hole, here.

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      3. No, rabbit holes are fine 🙂 This is the rap I used to listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAST0hMitw

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      4. That’s some awesome 80s right there!

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      5. Love the heavy-handed imagery!

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      6. Haha, such a subtle and artistic time. 😉

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