Tobey Kai Sings Who Are You?

August 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm (Commentary, Culture, Music, music videos, News, Personal essays, Songs) (, , , )

Tobey Kai Sings Who Are You?

There are certain news stories that one watches on the news that can really touch one.

It happened to me tonight while I was watching the local news.

The announcer talked about a woman who suffered brain injury from a ski accident 7 months ago.

She was skiing down a hill when she was accidentally hit by another skier who was skiing.

The collision caused a brain injury.

Since the accident, she has suffered some short term memory loss.

The story then went on to mention that she was a singer and shortly before the accident she had written and recorded a song about her experiences with her grandfather who was suffering from Alzheimer’s.

The song relates words her grandfather actually spoke to her when she would go visit him.

The song is called Who Are You?

Words that her grandfather said to her every time she visited him.

In the news story tonight, she told the interviewer that the words of the song now seem to apply to her as well since her accident and brain injury with its effects.

She says the song is almost like a gift from her former self to her present self as she now struggles to find out who she is.

Of course we all have days (and even a few sleepless nights) when we all ask Ourselves that very question, Who are you?

Sadly there are people in the world whose struggle with that question is even harder than most of us have ever faced.

-A personal essay
written by Christopher
Sunday August 12th


  1. George F. said,

    Tear Jerker bro, great post to make you realize nothing should be taken for granted. Not even your mind.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      No, indeed we should take nothing for granted.

      It is a very touching moving beautiful story and a very touching beautiful song.

  2. George F. said,

    Particularly your mind, I might say…who is anyone really?… new post up…

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      No, as my dad who was a public school teacher for 35 years used to say, A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

      He particularly noticed that when he taught at a junior high school in Sherwood Park (a suburb of the Alberta provincial capital of Edmonton) back in the 1960s- the decade when psychedelic drug use became prevalent in middle-class suburbia.

      • George F. said,

        Yep. Those were the days!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        You went around singing,

        “Those were the days my friend,
        we thought they’d never end
        we’d sing and dance forever and a day
        We’d live the life we’d choose
        We’d fight and never lose
        For we were young and sure to have our way
        ‘Till we chose a zombie apocalypse day
        when we elected Donald Trump to lead the way…”

      • George F. said,

        OMFG perfect!!! This is what makes you such a comic genius…

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thanks very much, George.

  3. thebookwormdrinketh said,

    Touching story and a beautiful song!! 💖

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