Sebastian, what a heartfelt portrayal of your life.
I really liked you sharing this too,
“Acknowledging the tendency of some to put him, a formerly incarcerated black man, on a pedestal, Martin pushed back: “I’m not the exception, I’ve just been exposed to exceptional opportunities.””
Your story speaks to the beauty and pain of life in all it’s mystery. Through the battles of the journey to the resilience of the energy of love.
This is profound when you talk of this realization,
“It makes us uncomfortable to consider the role that dumb luck — the series of dice rolls, the whims of strangers — plays for us all. Those chance developments shape the partners we choose to spend our lives with, the jobs we report to each day, the children we would do anything for. I’ve learned a great deal in the past 18 months about chance and the nature of life”.
I believe life has the power to move with what lives in our heart. I am grateful, and society is blessed for the blossoming of your heart. And the many lives it will exponetially touch.
Thank you for all the heart work you have done. Most people avoid this level of vulnerability. Their fear consumes them. They miss out on the love and freedom that ensues. Like your story brilliantly shares,
And we walked back into the hall, hearts full of new memories, the celebration just getting started.