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Horrible workplace accident – Dave Holland
June 3, 2007, 3:47 am
Filed under: accident, buddhism, life, scalped, Uncategorized

Dave Holland - The age

This guy got his hair caught in a large drill, & was consequently scalped. The whole article is pretty grusome so i’ll spare the details, save the ending, which is quite beautiful. To Quote…

“The day I got squashed I changed,” says Dave. “I was just a quiet Australian who went out to work one morning and got turned into a different person.

“But it made me better in some ways too. I have a psychological awareness I never had before, I perceive and care about other people’s feelings more than I ever did, I don’t let the little things bother me. I might be a victim, but I don’t want to have a victim mentality.

“On my best days I’ve come to terms with the way I look. I have no hair, no eyebrows and there’s visible scarring over my face and head. But at heart I’m a Buddhist – I understand all things change.”

And so, he says, there are many nights when he sits out in his backyard and watches the stars just to enjoy their beauty.

full article here


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What an amazing and inspirational article. Thanks for posting it. I just stumbled on your blog here so I’m going to take a peak around! Hope you are well!

Comment by preciousmetal

wow… this is truly inspiraional!!
and i love the look.. you still look amazing!!

hi to the man above!! xx

speak to you soon!! x



Comment by casey

It’s a crazy thing but pain and suffering builds endurance and wisdom, hope you’re well and happy Dot

Comment by dot

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