I saw things that made me afraid.

I must have courage.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the realization that something else is more important than fear.”

I think that even though I’m afraid, I have work to do. It is work that I know no one else can do. So I have to do it. I’m starting to think that there aren’t very many of us who can do this work. So, if I can do it, I should. That almost sounds like I have a big ego, but I don’t. I’m humbled by what I know. And I’m not sure I’m up to the task, but I know I have to try.

My dad does a lot of things he’s afraid of at work, not because he’s brave or because he’s a hero, but because he has a job to do. He also has the tools and the training to do it. I know I don’t have any training, and I’m not sure I have any tools, but I have something. And for now, I guess that’s going to have to be enough.


Benito BarcenasI saw things that made me afraid.