Dear Mr. Cab Driver,

I respectfully disagree. I wonder what Oscar Pistorius’ mother might have told him?

Granted, you may be right in most cases, but just because most people might adopt the idea there is no way they can do something, doesn’t mean it is impossible or it can’t be done.

I applaud your encouragement to be realistic, but who determines realism? Would anyone have thought that Helen Adams Keller would develop into the person she was? Ann Sullivan did.

So maybe for most people being realistic is okay. I would contend that we have no way of knowing what is possible and for whom. So why place a limitation on another human being?

I respect your wisdom and I applaud your work. And one thing just a little closer to home perhaps…How many people would see a cabby as a Ph.D. candidate and who would tell him that his goal is impossible?

I hope you are richly blessed and that the work you do proliferates amongst the multitudes and I ask that you leave a little room for impossible to become possible.

Blessings to you my friend!


A believer in Lifelong Learning and Collaborative Wisdom, remembering Who I AM through essay, story, and poetry. Listening for narratives that nurture Life.

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