Halloween is here

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I can´t help but remember the adorable scarecrow costume that our son Emilio wore on Halloween when we lived in Madrid; he was so sweet and innocent. I am sure birds would have come and stay just to sing and bring his scarecrow self joy. Autumn is here (you really have to make an effort to feel it in Florida) and tradition reminds us of the mysterious, that we can not reach but still reaches us, it is an invitation for reflection. In the past the lack of light and heat meant seclusion and silence, long nights and short days versus the joyous and bright Summer. With darkness comes fear and with fear all kinds of rituals to scare it away. When brain injury hits someone close to you ,it creates a good amount of fears; fear to the unknown, what will become of that person, a feeling of fragility, how vulnerable our own condition is, fear to abandon or of being abandoned, fear of having to make radical changes in your life…and these are only a few. However, where fears lie discoveries can also be found, opportunities to grow, understanding, find meaning, travel to more valuable destinations. Fear is paralyzing and does not allow you to see anything other than feeling threatened, coerced. It holds your present hostage and annuls your future because they turn dark and so you are at risk of losing everything. After all, who are we without present or future? Discovery embraces and accepts, not without pain, but it melts in it, it becomes it and gets transformed as a chrysalis and flies to colorful destinations, not without grey hues. With discovery you move forward as an individual and as a species, you feel part of the solution rather than part of the problem. My life, our life as a family, is a permanent ongoing discovery. I invite you to get a ticket to join this privileged journey fearlessly.

8 comments to Halloween is here

  • Miriam

    Arturo ! nice article, I like better discoveries rather than fears !!!

    Muchos besos !!!!

  • Hola Mr.Tenacio. Veo que cosas van bien. Me gusta eso mucho y me encanta lo que se hace en esta pagina. Creo que la causa es buenisima y te deseo buena suerte.

  • This was an inspiring article! I wish you luck with Lily and all your family! 🙂

  • Nativi

    Good article. Fear can take you down or lift you up into action. Cheers to all the action you have taken for Lily’s recovery! and all that is to come in the ongoing recovery process. We love you! Nativi

  • Pedro

    Mr.Tenacio very touching article. I agree, Discoveries do move you forward as a individual and follows with that sense of achievement that leads you to feel as part of a solution and not the problem itself. This page has a beautiful cause. I will make sure to stay updated as much as i possibly can. I want to share this quote I’ve read from Krishna “The essence of living is discovering. Indeed, it is the joy of discovery that makes life worth the effort.” If you tie this down with your last two sentences you’ll see why i chose it. Wish you and your wonderful family the best.

  • Allegra

    Wow, this is beautifully written! Thanks for sharing these truths, it is very meaningful for us to remember and reflect on too. We’re so lucky to have you all in our lives – – we love you!

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