Tuesday, May 11, 2010

the human spirit...

I witnessed something amazing the other day,
I saw the beauty and strength of the human spirit.
This man who has seen 80 years of life zoom by,
who has loved, laughed and cried through those years,
who is now terminally ill and nearing the end of his journey...
Still refuses to fold his hand,
still willing to take a bite out of life and savor every moment of it.
Barely able to walk he wanted to dance, and dance he did....
dominating the dance floor for what seemed a joyful eternity for the wide eyed cheering crowd.

He may have Greek and Armenian blood running through his veins..
But it was the human spirit that is still alive and well deep in his soul that captured my heart....
I am inspired....as we all should be!


  1. Just stopping in to say hello - my last comment was on April 24th (sounds a bit like a confessional, doesn't it?? Sorry). I think it's great he's dancing - music, and at least the will to dance, is one thing that never fades.

  2. the essence of spirit and youth right there!!

  3. This really makes my day. (And he looks really smooth on his feet.)

  4. Great Photos, I love the light in the first one. It looks mystical, magical and lovely...the 2nd one...yes! You've captured the spirit and inspired me too!

  5. Dancing brings out joy doesn't it! Good for him
    and great pictures!

  6. I am inspired by him too. this is a wonderful post, we can do anything if we just try. and keep going. take care. have a great day.

  7. An idea of what joyful eternity can be ! Nice post !

  8. love these pictures. yes, the human spirit. such an inspiration.

  9. i adore these photos. and yes, the spirit is beautiful, just beautiful.