WHAT INSPIRES ME

Posted by on July 3rd, 2006

By Geoffrey Millard

When I was in Iraq I used to dream of going on with my life. I used to dream about what it would be like to go back to school and settle into a job of teaching. What I could never dream was the nightmares which will now forever haunt me. What I could never have imagined was how my life would never be the same after a single tour in combat. The Geoff Millard of 2005 is gone but the man I have become is a shining example of how ones soul can truly change. I could not have imagined that my life would be forever inspired by a new group of people. You asked for things that inspire well for me I never found faith in the proverbial fox hole but I did find inspiration in a TX ditch.

I find CodePink inspirational. I find women who can go into my nightmare and find people they love inspirational. I find a grieving mom who finds the strength to stand and yell NO MORE inspirational. I find young women who could go off to college and make tons of money but instead care enough to bring my brothers and sisters home inspirational. I with all do respect need no songs or passages to inspire
me I will have you to do that! It is an honor and privilege to fast with you, sit with you and if need be an honor to go to jail with you.

 

Geoff
OGOP