What really matters
is not what I have
but who I am.
I am still me
I am still the same me I was
before you or I knew I had Parkinson’s.
So I thought I got thrown into
a club I don’t want to belong to
but really, I’m no different than anyone
I have learned that everyone
carries something within them,
something that I may or may not know about,
something that I need to respect
and give space and honor to.
The words of Leonard Cohen’s,
inspire and guide me every day.
“ …ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
that’s how the light gets in.”