The reason why I hope I have impacted your life is because I love you. I love people with a force that feels natural. Like waterfalls or wind and waves on the ocean. I love effortlessly, as though love packs annually like snow on top of a mountain and in the springtime, melting and rushing in an infinite loop through me. I do not know how to explain my love except to say it is utterly and delightfully devastating. You will not live the same once we have met. My story might be troubling because some do not like to put hands and feet on love.
When love is a theory, it is safe, it is free of risk, but love in the brain changes something. I believe that love is a concept that is not supposed to be locked up in our foreheads like a prisoner. I want you to remember that love does things. Love writes letters, love gets on a plane to fly halfway around the world, love orders pizza and buys ice cream. Love hugs and prays and cries and sings. All these things are what love does to people and things.
The truth is I had one of the scariest and unpredictable diagnoses in the medical community. I was diagnosed with severe traumatic brain injury. A person’s brain controls everything! The brain is arguably the most important organ in the human body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions, allows us to think and feel, and enables us to have memories and feelings— everything that make us human.