When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Beyond All Expectation

Beyond ALL expectation.

I am in the counseling group. The interview turned into an adoption.

And then, we did an hour of radio, and he used my suggestion for the music break, and he asked me what else I work with that "we" can do for the radio.

Listen to how he speaks about me. It's as if he's known me my whole life, rooting for me all the way.

BEYOND ALL MY EXPECTATIONS.

Wait, I have more to say about this. It's hard to believe I am this professional of whom he speaks, but as I put my mind to it, I realize I have these answers. It's exactly the same when I'm in an actual session. I don't propose to have all the answers, and I even hold out the possibilities that I don't have ANY of the answers. But as we go into the issues, the blocks line up. Like writing. One word after the other until they form sentences and then paragraphs, and suddenly you have a page. And then two. Then a story. Then a chapter. Then a book.

Me, The Professional.

Who'd a'thunk it?

3 comments:

Lara Croft said...

Isn't being valued just one of the best feeligs :-)

GrizzBabe said...

I got about 2/3 of the way through (just when you were talking about brain mapping) before my power went out for a split second, but, from what I heard, you represented yourself so very well and you spoke with such confidence and knowledge.

You are my new hero! You dove head first into a situation that scared the. . .crap. . .out of you and you not only got through it, you totally rocked it. I'm proud of you and I want to be like you when I grow up.

Alan said...

Oh, Grizz. You already are like me. In so many ways. In the ways that I like.

The rest of me--this hero you speak of--he is a construct of ideals that you helped me build.

You, and Lara, and Scott, and Mike, and Sunshine, and Karma, and Coaster Punchman, and Vi, and Eliel, and S*, and Who Me?, and even Little Wing.

I can be this guy because you believe I can.

Just like I believe in every one of you, and love you so much for the love you show me. :-)