Resilience is not Numbness

Published by kappello on

Resilience can seem to become numbness, but it isn’t.  We can become tired in dealing with one tidal wave after another hitting us, hitting our lives.  Yet, we still care, want to learn and grow.  Life seems to throw me one curveball after another and part of it is due to earlier choices, lack of a community of faith where I felt I belonged and could be guided.  Yet, I have made the journey to seek that and continue to do so.  I continue to think of artistic projects to work on once my hand is fully healed and my arm also.  Though I have moments where I feel tired, want to cry with the pain, I continue to move forward to seek self-improvement.  No matter what life throws at me I will keep going.  I hope that no matter what life throws at you, you will keep going, navigating that ship even in storms, through the storms.  If we navigate the storms, learn from them, then we will be resilient.



Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’