A case of ‘the feels’
I was just (literally just pressed the pause button on my clicker so that I could stop and post this) watching Brink: MC10, Ekso Bionics and Houze on Netflix and got a bit choked up while watching the portion about Ekso Bionics‘ exoskeleton, an exoskeleton designed to help people stand up and walk despite paralysis. At one point in the episode, Russ Angold, co-founder of Ekso Bionics, begins to list the various applications that the Ekso has. I was pretty choked up by that point in the episode – I mean, he has played a key role in helping people regain, or gain for the first time, the ability to walk – when he lists off stroke as an impairment that can benefit from the exoskeleton and I lost it. I felt, very distinctly, a tear drip down the stroke-affected (right) side of my face and completely lost it again.
I was crying and could finally feel the moisture equally on both sides of my face.
I kept crying, now ecstatic instead of emotional. I didn’t want to stop feeling the sensation on both sides of my face, so I kept crying. When I couldn’t cry anymore, I began to write this post. Thanks to my friend, Wren, who recommended that I watch this episode. I’ll never forget this day.
Everyone has moments that they will never forget, and today I had one of those moments. Moments are precious.
Okay. Time to finish this episode.