To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. -- T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American Poet
Written by Arthur D Piercy
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:17
We've been through a tough few months here with the project.
The straw that broke the camels back completely was the untimely and totally unexpected passing of my father on 27 September 2014. My sound board, confidant, builder, friend, father and greatest fan is no longer with me. It was ironic that his passing was on 27 September exactly 27 years after my accident.
It has taken the wind out of my sails and it is taking a huge effort to get back up on the proverbial horse. Thankfully I have an incredible circle of friends and family around me that have made the getting up just a little easier.
I can say with confidence that my father would have wanted me to carry on no matter what and that is exactly what I intend to do. In his memory and that of my mother as well we will continue with Project Dreamwings.
Phase 1 has been put into motion. Project Cuba as my team are calling it.
Extracts from a testimonial recieved from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
"I would like to thank Arthur Piercy for inspiring us. We need to always have driven and positive human beings like him, who don't constantly dwell on the ills of the past but on the possibilties of the future" (Zola)
"To me the important points that he made were that one's life is very important and it is that indiviual's responsibility to take care of it no matter what; and that determination can conquerany obstacle" (David)
"I was humbled by his humility, determination and passion for life. Nothing can and will stand in his way and I admire it about him. He just opened my eyes to the fact that if you want to you can, all you need is determination" (Ntombi)
"Indeed your response to a life changing circumstance certainly places you in a special class, somewhere above the rest of us. But your incredible sense of humour, your humaness - those form the bridge that allows ordinary human beings to rub shoulders with you and face their own, smaller situations, encouraged. Thank you for that." Nadia Coetzee : Director: Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services.