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Ryan Scarff 10/01/2008 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote, “It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life.” At a young age I found this philosophy quite difficult to accept. I fractured my lower spine in eighth grade. Having not been paralyzed, I can still walk. In fact, now I can run, scuba dive, and operate my own tractor business. The strangest thing is; it’s not the things I can no longer do that come to mind. It’s everything I learned about myself that seems to owe some credit to that single hairline fracture. In this sense, I really cannot consider this experience a tragedy. Breaking my back was simply a turning point in my life; a moment when I had to let some things go, and take on something different. Such an injury has serious physical consequences. It took some time to truly accept the reality of those consequences. But all aside, I believe it is how I dealt with the situation that has truly defined who I am today. Playing full contact football with twenty fourteen year olds is much like bumper
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2010 for the course MUSIC 111 taught by Professor Uknown during the Spring '10 term at University of Washington.

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