Dude With No Arms and No Legs Swims English Channel
"A French father-of-two who swam across the Channel 16 years after losing all his limbs in an electrical accident said Sunday that he was 'the happiest man alive.'I don't know if Philippe is the happiest man alive, but nobody would argue that he isn't the happiest dude who doesn't have any limbs.
Philippe Croizon, a 42-year-old former metalworker, said he had performed his feat to inspire all those 'who think life is nothing but suffering.'
He set off from Folkestone in southern England just before 8:00 am on Saturday, and arrived on the French coast near Wissant just before 9:30 pm, propelled by his specially designed flipper-shaped prosthetic legs. - AFP
Philippe's accomplishment is awe-inspiring, but it doesn't change the fact that life is nothing but suffering.
We read a heartwarming tale like his, and we feel OK for a few moments, but then the absurdity and meaningless of life drowns us in depression again.
Croizon lost his limbs when he was struck by a 20,000-volt charge as he attempted to remove a TV antenna from the roof of his house. Meaningless, and absurd, right?
Life ain't no bowl of cherries, but I hope that my silly essays help you forget about the weariness of life, if only for a few moments.
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