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Paradox Of Feelings

Posted on: July 17, 2011

Philip Garber is such an inspirational young man. He wrote this poem, Paradox of Feelings, and shared it at the closing ceremony of the NSA 2011 Conference in Ft Worth, Texas. He concludes with stating simply, “I am so happy I stutter.”

Philip and his mom, Marin, were two of the first people I saw during my recent journey to The Lone Star state. Turns out, Philip, his mom, and another inspirational young man, Jared Gilman,and I were all on the same flight from Newark, NJ to Dallas-Ft Worth, Texas.

I recognized Philip right away in the airport, due to his hat. That’s why I offer my “hat’s off” to Philip in this video clip. I am so glad I captured this. (He gave me permission to post here!)

1 Response to "Paradox Of Feelings"

Thank you so much! I was very honored to be able share this piece both as an artist, and as a person who stutters. The reaction I got from my brothers and sisters of the NSA will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thanks also for a fantastic title! I think I’ll steal it 😉

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