Dedicated to Rupert Friend
I don’t do much anymore. I can’t work. Everything I do takes forever.
I exercise. I eat. I play games on my phone and watch a lot of television.
A while back, I started watching Homeland. Like everyone else, I became addicted.
Mostly because it was suspenseful, thrilling, relatable and there was that whole
Carrie & Quinn thing.
From season one through five, Peter Quinn played a bad-ass black ops spy. When I say bad-ass
I mean it. He’s fearless! As a result of what happens to him in season five, in season six, he now
has a stroke and suffers from aphasia ( a speech problem).
As I started watching season six, I thought…wow, that’s me. The sheer frustration, the sadness, the longing.
You want your body to work, but it doesn’t. The acceptance is very hard. I’m going on 10+ years and every once in awhile, I still whine, “why me?” I think I never will accept what happened to me.
Thank you Rupert Friend for portraying Peter Quinn as someone learning to accept his limitations with such
honesty. I have never seen that on tv before. Kudos!
You will always be bad ass to me.