I saw this video last night and it inspired me. Tommy inspired me. Take a look.
BRAVE from EyEFORcE on Vimeo.
It's hard to put down what I think about this. I have a lot of scattered thoughts that sometimes (but not always guaranteed to) come together...
As the title of the video states. He is "BRAVE". But where does that come from? Is it because he is blind? Or does the fact that he is blind just amplify that characteristic?
This kid rides skateboard AND HE IS BLIND! That is awesome. I think it is amazing that he uses his hearing to "see" what's coming up...and when the skate park goes dark (towards the end of the video), it doesn't even phase him. He just keeps going.
He rides because it's fun to him. He gets a rush when he does a trick that he's been trying to to after falling and falling and falling.
He inspires me...and challenges me.
I want to be like Tommy...brave and unafraid to fall (...unafraid to fail).
"Failing is not just for failures. It's for everyone.
Failures just have more experience." - Listener