Thursday, December 27, 2012
Eric Robinson (CA)
P.O. Box 3476,
Corcoran, CA 93212
May what you read now, compel you to want to know more about the person behind these words. I´ve been separated from society for 20 years, behind my foolishness as a young man.
However, since my incarceration I´ve evolved into a secure man and father.
There are many things in life that I once took for granted, like feeling the warmth of the sun, listening to the voice of the ocean, and friendship, to mention a few. A lot of things I will miss and never will experience again, but friendship cannot be broken by the loss of freedom. Friendship is something that transcends prison.
I am currently inside a prison within a prison, but I´ve found strength in this isolated place. For I have discovered who I am. Every day I am learning something new about myself. There are people who live their entire lives not knowing themselves.
Yes, I am African-American, 5´11”, 175 Lbs, and my hair is dread-locked. But that is only a veneer of what you see and not who I am.
I am someone who has been removed from society and has been placed in a desolated and moribund environment. Where I´ve come to look inside myself and discover who I am. A person who is full of compassion, understanding, patience, confidence, humility, respect, beauty, and love. This is a part of who I am. Although this place constantly tries to destroy that which is me. I rise above it all with the freedom of knowing who I am.
There maybe we have some things in common. I love to read a good novel. I write poetry. I enjoy listening to all genres of music. I´ve been teaching myself Spanish for a while now. And I practice Yoga which I accredit to my personal growth.
If anything you´ve just read has sparked some interest, then please write, I welcome all positive correspondence. Thank you!