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26 September 2007 @ 01:43 pm
Saving The World, One Girl At A Time  
Although I'm a day behind for his birthday and so ashamed for it, Christopher, know that we all love and miss you. There are so many things I could write in this space, so many memories I have connected to you from childhood on, but it still wouldn't be enough. You lead a inspirational life that lead many people to believe that anything was possible, both as Superman and for your tireless work for spinal cord research. You are missed daily by those of us that attempt to carry your torch. You are loved by thousands that will forever believe a man can fly...

But, most importantly for me, you will be loved by a girl who was never be able to know you in real life, in spite of a vow made as child to do so. Know, Christopher, that you and Margot helped a teenager through the angriest, most hurtful years of her life without saying a person-to-person word to her. I loved you then and I love you now and will always. 





*The candle is lit*

Fly for real now, Christopher.

ETA: I was going to include a poem I wrote about Chris in high school, but I seem to have misplaced it for the moment. Will include as soon as it reappears.

 
 
 
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winddancer55945: Hummingbirdwinddancer55945 on September 26th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
He showed the world what a hero really is. And it had nothing to do with who he played in the movies and everything he did in life. A hero is someone who meets life's challenges with courage and dignity. He strives to change what he can and to accept what he cannot. The world was a better place because he was here. He will be missed.
Lois: Kal-Elkalalanekent on September 27th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
What more can I say to this post than Amen? Thanks, winddancer. *hugs*
Syd Gill: heartssydgill on September 26th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
((((((((((((((((((((((((LOIS))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Lois: Kal-El Defying Destinykalalanekent on September 27th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
*shrugs* I loved him, what can I say? Anissa used to say he was the one man I'd leave her for. Back in the day, even after the accident... My God, that man. *sniffles*
Syd Gill: Supes - Heartachesydgill on September 28th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
I know you loved him, and that you still do *hugs*

He meant a lot to me too...and after I read your post I got a little teary... *hugs*

My God, that man is right...I know exactly what you mean *sighs and wipes tear*

*hugs...AGAIN*


dj_intheukdj_intheuk on September 26th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
But, most importantly for me, you will be loved by a girl who was never be able to know you in real life, in spite of a vow made as child to do so. Know, Christopher, that you and Margot helped a teenager through the angriest, most hurtful years of her life without saying a person-to-person word to her. I loved you then and I love you now and will always.

Thats beautiful :) Chris inspired me as a child as Superman, and later as the adult who refused to allow a disability to get in the way of living life to the full. Both continue to inspire me today. I'm lucky I have a family that inspire me also, but I can easily say outside of my family no one has had a bigger impact on me. It doesn't matter that you never met him, the impact is still the same judging from your words. I never met him either (The closest I got was getting questions through via live internet interview chats and attending a charity even for the CDRF for which he was also in attendance). If I had, I'd only have one simple heartfelt word to say: Thanks. :)
Lois: Kal-El Grinkalalanekent on September 27th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
I've never manage to actual see them in real life, but I know I would have been hopeless. Probably do exactly what I know I'll do if/when/god, please let it be when/ I actually catch and meet Margot (missed her by ten minutes earlier this year): cry. Just cry. It's hard to explain what someone like that means to you without sounding like a stalker. They were... I'm not even sure if I can explain what they mean to me.
dj_intheuk: Reeve Eyedj_intheuk on September 27th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Man that's really unlucky that you missed Margot. You never know when the time comes you might surprise yourself. Although your right it is hard to explain what a person you've never really known means to you which is why I'd just say thank you. Because its hard to put in to words - its a personal thing as well between you and Chris/Margot. It's heartwarming at least that Chris knew how much he meant to complete strangers he'd never meet from the thousands of letters that he received after his accident and what's really admirable is that he chose to use that to try to help others living with paralysis. He was not afraid to be unpopular by making it clear he was an advocate for stem cell research. Regardless of your own stance on the politics of that science you have to at least respect Reeve for being willing to take a stance and face a backlash.
saavikam77: Sun Supessaavikam77 on September 26th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Chris, for making an 8-year-old believe in magic, and for giving a grown woman hope that miracles can happen.

*hugs to all* :)
clarks_girlclarks_girl on September 27th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
"Know, Christopher, that you and Margot helped a teenager through the angriest, most hurtful years of her life without saying a person-to-person word to her."

Oh wow did that stike a chord with me Lois. I'm actually feeling quite teary. My parents had just seperated when SI was released in Australia. I was 10, the only girl of 4 children and was a 'daddy's girl' through and through. Still am at the ripe old age of 40.

My mum took us to spend the Christmas holidays in Sydney with my grandmother, and on a cold rainy day with nothing to do she took us to the movies. It was a small theatre - 2 cinemas. So she had the choice of taking 4 kids under the age of 10 to see Jaws or Superman....

From the minute I saw Christopher soar up to save a falling Margot and helicopter I was gone. Christopher and Margot never knew that they helped a young girl get through the worst Christmas and worst time of her life when her dad walked out on her and her family. And he has helped me through many painful events throughout my life.

Like you, will always love and miss him, but did get the chance to see him when he visited Australia just before his passing. I will always treasure that night.

Thankyou so much.

Love

Jody