Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. Thank you for making the decision to stop by to visit with me. Several days ago I watched a television show that has been on my mind. The television show: Star Trek — The Next Generation. In synopsis the show introduced an 18 year old woman who came to the Enterprise to work with the medical staff as a sort of intern.
In the process of the show this intern became aware of powers that she had that previously she was unaware. As the show continued “Queue” a character that is an integral part of the program appears. Queue’s mission on this particular show is to determine whether the young woman is truly a “Queue”. A “Queue” is a being that has unlimited powers at their disposal. During the show the woman struggles to accept that she is “Queue”.
She struggled to accept that she was a Queue because she wanted to be something else.
In the final scene of the program, after the young woman accepts the reality that she is indeed a “Queue”. As the show draws to a close the woman comes to accept that she is a cue. In her awareness she hugs Beverly Crusher — the Medical Director — and asks a question, “Can I come to visit you in the future?” Beverly in turn answers the young woman saying, “You are a Queue and can do whatever you want to.”
That particular statement made by Beverly Crusher has been on my mind, “You are a Queue and you can do whatever you want to do.” Her statement reminded me of my reality. I am an individual who experienced a brain injury, however I am not my brain injury. I have deficits and limitations, however I am not those deficits or limitations. Nevertheless, I am impacted by my brain injury, deficits and limitations.
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