Pin of the Week- 12: An inspirational man

One of my Pinterest boards is ‘People’, which simply showcases a mixture of famous people I admire from actors and actresses, to writers and scientists. In general, I try to pick photographs of them that say something about the person they come across as, to me; where they appear normal, ‘real’… Usually I pick ones where they look genuinely happy, or are doing the thing they loved. Gene Kelly, flying through the air mid-dance… Sylvia Plath reading in her study, surrounded by books…

SupermanThere are several pictures of Christopher Reeve on this board, in his Superman/Clark Kent role, which I always loved as a kid. In addition to being a great actor, he was such an inspirational character, perhaps even more so after the accident which changed his life.

When I was pinning a picture of his the other day, I came across the attached letter that he’d sent to a teacher and his class at school and felt it should be shared. It says a lot about him as person.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/10/you-are-future-you-can-make-difference.html

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3 responses to “Pin of the Week- 12: An inspirational man

  1. Superb actor and a genuinely nice guy. Here’s another one: Robin Williams quietly paid his medical fees after Reeves ran out of insurance.

  2. What a delightful letter Mel! He must have been a very special person. Lovely photo too! 🙂

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