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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dana Reeve



Dana Reeve 1961 - 2006

I think we're universally affected by people who have devoted their lives to the betterment of others. Figures like Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Dr. King, Ceaser Chaves, and many other public and personal leaders have inspired us to be more because of how they lived their lives. We go to the movies in part to see stories about them or people with similar qualities and we leave those movies somewhat improved to the degree that we were affected. These people are heroes in the purest form of the word. I mentioned my friend Dalee in December who was one of these such personal heroes who greatly affected how I now live. I revered Christopher Reeve as a great public hero who devoted his latter life to improving the quality of life for handicapped individuals. His wife, Dana, was not quite as public a figure, but just as much a hero in how she supported the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation as well as Christopher Reeve himself while continuing to be a wonderful mother and performer. I have friends who practice Chinese medicine who tell me that each organ in the viscera has a different emotion associated to it. For instance, the liver is associated to anger as the lungs are associated to grief. Even though she never smoked, I wasn't surprised to hear she had lung cancer. I believe that the overwhelming grief manifested as the cancer in her lungs that eventually took her life, which is a testament to the psychosomatic power of our emotions. None-the-less, like her husband, Dana Reeve continues to be an elegant symbol of hope and strength for so many. For more information about Dana or their cause, go to www.crpf.org. These are people who truly believe and live as if all things are possible.

Because they are.

ATP!
Chris

4 Comments:

  • At 10:28 AM, March 07, 2006 , Anonymous mbp said...

    Wow, Chris. Those are powerful words spoken from the heart. Thank you for sharing that with us...MBP

     
  • At 12:44 PM, March 09, 2006 , Anonymous a fan from istanbul said...

    you aren't just a beautiful man with a great smile but you have also a beautiful heart and a wise mind.. i believe that you are also a good actor..

    i am sorry for your loss.. i do reiki and understand what you are saying about the effects of our feelings and sorrows on our organs.. reiki tries to minimize that by providing the organs extra universal energy which they need not to get sick under difficult times..

    i do wish you great luck in your carreer and journey of life..

    warm regards from Turkey

     
  • At 12:55 PM, March 09, 2006 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Thank you MBP! I appreciate your words.

    It's great to hear from Turkey - Thank-You! (Your english is excellent - not even an accent!) I have had a tiny bit of experience with Reiki and loved the spirit of it all but don't know much about it. Bless you for bringing in more of that universal healing energy. The world in general needs more like you!

    All Things Possible!
    Chris

     
  • At 3:25 PM, March 09, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Both Christopher and Dana proved that even in adversity there are things to be celebrated in life.

    I can't think of better examples of a Superman and a Superwoman and we could all do well by following their examples of giving even when so much has been taken.

    Dave

     

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