The Situation at hand

I never knew that you could have questions answered that you’ve never asked. I just heard Cornel West speak. The man is magnificent, to say the least. He’s inspiring and he exudes intelligence that is so far removed from the guise of pretense that you cant help but be moved. I’ve been pondering many things about what it is to be a black man in these United States, what makes us as a people different form the other dark faces of the world. I was so moved yesterday. I realize that in my quest for completion on this existential journey i realized that its not just the sacrifice of study and time, and putting off fun. I realized that this thing, my journey, is So much bigger than I am.

I as a black man, born of a man, the son of slaves and an immigrant mother of a land of paradise and penance. The fire i have within is fueled by the hopes and aspirations of people who sacrificed life and limb to make a better life for me. Their sacrifice was for me; a person some of them never laid eyes on. I am the American dream; a living walking dream personified. I know that i must press on, despite my feelings of doubt and moments of weakness. Its so much bigger than me, because my I know my calling and purpose. This vocation was not a choice it was an ordination.

So I press on because there is no success without hardship



About julian watkins
I'm a young doctor living in the Miami area. I try to live life to the fullest every day. I love music, movies, art, running, politics, books, traveling, pretty girls and cool looking stuff. I started this blog in Medical School and I'll try to keep it up throughout my residency. I'll take everything one day, one photo, one song at a time.

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