world aids day ’03

Link and think. Not just today. Everyday.
My heart ain’t willin’ to revisit the scene of the pain.
Don’t get me wrong – I will do what I gotta do…..

-Pain Revisited, Shara Nelson, What Silence Knows
When is my life ever easy? Just because this is only one day a year for observance, I can’t just omit it the other 364 days of the year. This is something I live with and think about every year. Every day. Every second.

This is something I must live with each and every day. I would love to say that this is easy, that it’s a piece of cake, that living every day with afflications should be easy. It’s gotten better, for sure.
But it ain’t over yet.
I keep hearing from people each who can minimize it as something which is little more than just a passing thought. It isn’t. I’ve been fortunate enough to build the strongest relationship ever in my life, and develop families both with my famous surname and those which I encounter along the way.
Physicians of mine rock the world, second to none, but I’m not done with the fight. I’ve been able to help myself, of course, but my shift has changed. It’s all about me assisting others. It’s all about making a stand and being in front of of and behind those who live with the fear, the pain and the loss.
To be sure, there are challenges in my court. I’m stepping forward to say that it’s important to look towards the past, but it’s absolutely crucial to look towards the future.
And it don’t stop. I know I can’t. Couldn’t stop last year, can’t stop this year. Gotta keep workin’, gotta keep livin’.
(The world keeps expanding, and I’m struggling to keep up with the masses. Check for trackbacks in the refrain.)
[Addendum: others not trackbackable: Keith, Steph, Christopher]

11 comments on “world aids day ’03

  1. To The Future

    First, I’ll write the words of a love song – a love song to the future …

  2. Link and Think. But think first.

    If knowledge is power, what happens when you’ve learned the wrong things? This was the question that was asked to my fourth grade teacher that stumped her. The subject? AIDS….

  3. prime time says:

    World AIDS Day 2003

    With today being World AIDS day, I have to question the concept of a single day. Why not World AIDS Year, or World AIDS Decade? For many, the luxury does not exist to only take one day to reflect on this worldwide epidemic. For many, every day is W…

  4. World AIDS Day

    I have no personal story to tell about HIV/AIDS. That doesn’t mean that it hasn’t touched my life, or that I’m unaware, or that there isn’t a need for such personal stories. Sometimes, though, I like to view the AIDS…

  5. Donald says:

    You have been my friend and have talked me through some really unhappy moments. Do all roads lead back to my serostatus? I don’t think so, but I’ve had the luxury of not really being sick. I’ve been lucky, but luck runs out. Honey, sometimes I wish it was over, this struggling dotted only occassionally with some of the things I need, making HIV seem like not such a big thing.
    But I say I have something to give and living feels too good. And living is good. I’ve needed your encouragement so many times and you’ve delivered.

  6. ronn says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. And your fighting spirit needs to be bottled, sold and duplicate whenever and wherever possible.
    Keep on keepin’ on.

  7. bejata says:

    Pop Quiz

    It’s time for another pop quiz, but this time because we are also marking World AIDS Day, we want to test your knowledge of current HIV/AIDS related information. The quiz is TRUE or FALSE, and again no peaking at…

  8. Tai says:

    keep moving…keep living and keep helping. Thanks for being my friend

  9. Angelica says:

    *trying hard not to cry*
    You are my hero. When you’ve done all you can do to stand . . . lean on us, catch your breath and get back up. Your strength is inspiring.
    *BIG HUG*

  10. lisa says:

    you are some kinda special. i am proud to know you. xoxoxo

  11. *channeling Cartman* Kick ass!

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