Inspiration - My Little Bro

So, two Saturdays ago, I went to my sixteen year-old brother Gabe's cage fighting tournament. Even though he is young, he is a master pianist, welder, getting great grades, and will be training as a fire fighter this year...and MMA fighting is one of his hobbies.

I grew up watching Bruce Lee flicks and tend to write a lot of action in my stories, so I was interested in going to the show. I was a bit nervous about seeing my little bro fight, though. Especially after I saw the first cage fight with the loud smacks. My heart was about to bust out of my ribs when it was Gabe's turn.

But Gabe was so lighthearted and showed such a good took all my worries away.

Many fighters have been training hard for this tournament, but it seemed to be a mind over matter kind of thing. The tense, too rushy, and serious fighters all lost...the relaxed ones won. It really shows that attitude is everything in all things. (Including art and writing!) I was inspired by my bro, who somehow exhibited peace and lightness in an unlikely environment. And he did win his fight!

Go, Gabe!



  1. OMG--he's 16 and he can do all that?? Holy crap!
    Talent runs in your family, Realm :-)

  2. Thanks, Jo! I wish I had half of Gabe's talents...I'm no good at sports and music, unfortunately!


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