What on earth could one of the greatest musicians have in common with one of the worst chronic illnesses? Simply put, much more than you can imagine, so I'll do my best to explain my ceaseless admiration for this man.
...And story to another of my tattoos.
I'll focus on the background only, the 2 billowing gusts of wind. This is my personal tribute to Billy Joel and how his words influenced my life. His song You're Only Human (Second Wind) inspired the design, which was based on his personal experience with a dark time in his life and his following recovery. The words are powerful and motivating; we all make mistakes and the beautiful fact remains that it's ok, things will get better and we can make things right. Nothing is truly over, or so bad that we can't find good in our life again. I'm my own harshest critic and this is my reminder that everything I do and encounter is a learning opportunity. Living with Type 1 is full of chances to get overwhelmed by everything WRONG, what we do or what our health is like, despite our best efforts to make everything as good as possible. We will face challenges on our journey, but we hold on and catch our second wind to push forward. His talent and raw passion for life seems indescribable, yet he manages to convey it through music.
"Too bad, but it's the life you lead,