If I tell you, describe to me spontaneity, you would probably describe someone who is always ready to do something like drive to Vegas in the middle of the night, which by the way I have done before. (I had a bad day, give me a break.)
I have a unique interpretation of spontaneity. I believe the definition of spontaneity is doing what you want, when you want, and how you want. Often times my disability forces me to plan extensively. My friends can’t just call me up and ask me to meet them here or there. (By the way, why is LA the only metropolitan city without a decent public transportation system?) Also, the idea of being spontaneous for me is just being able to hop in the shower or get a glass of water whenever I feel like. Every night before I go to bed, someone has to put a glass of water next to my bed so if I get thirsty during the night I don't have to wake anybody up. It’s like putting out water for the dog. In my creative work, I can’t always get an idea down on paper when I want. It’s not like I can grab a paper and write down my thoughts when they happen. Oh, I’m sorry, put it in my BlackBerry! (I forgot what decade we were in.)
I am writing this not to elicit sympathy but rather to give you a unique perspective. So, next time your friend calls you or you are getting a glass of water, just take a second and think wow, I can do this. I often feel fortunate that I have enough control in my left hand so I can drive my wheelchair, which comes in handy especially when I’m in Vegas and need to switch tables. But seriously, there are times when I am so grateful that I can drive my electric chair...but, if you believe that I have this awesome attitude all the time, call me because I have something to sell you!