Far Wiser Than General Hospital’s Spencer, Nicholas Alexander Chavez Sets Poetry in Motion ‘If Anyone Should Need It’
The ABC soap star wants you to know “how loved you are.”
General Hospital’s Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer) shared a photo of himself standing on a beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island with the ocean and blue sky in the background, along with his favorite poem, “Desiderata.” Why? Because his “sensitive soul” wanted fans to know just how much they are loved.
“’Desiderata’ has been my favorite poem for many years,” he stated. “I’m sharing it here if anyone should need it.” He also wanted those who are familiar with the poem or those who read it to know “how loved you are” and thanked his followers for “being you and for contributing to the experience of life, in your own beautiful and irreplaceable way.”
The early 1920s prose poem (without the line breaks associated with poetry) by American writer Max Ehrmann surrounds a lifestyle of loving, being true to and valuing oneself, as well as being dignified and self-assertive, without disrespecting others.
Hey, we could all use a little reset in that department every now and then. When life gets hectic, we should take a page out of Chavez’s book and step back, take a breather and reconnect with ourselves and the serene beauty around us.
And fans appreciated his post and expressed words of their own thanks, including Lynn8392, who commented, “That’s beautiful, thank you for sharing,” as well as Laura Cole, who stated, “I love this. I have never heard of this before. Thank you.” Robyn Wilson thanked the actor as well and returned his words back to him “tenfold.”
Now, if only Spencer and the Cassadines could take something away from this poem, things might start to look up for them.
You’ll see what we mean by browsing through the dark history of the Cassadine family in our photo gallery below.
<p>It was a good thing that Helena Cassadine looked fantastic in red. The mad, mad matriarch of the family needed all the help that she could get to camouflage the blood splatter that seemed to follow wherever she went.</p>
<p>Helena never much cared for her and husband Mikkos’ son, Stefan (Stephen Nichols, now back on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> as Steve). Not only did he have an irritating fondness for Laura Spencer, he suffered from intolerable flashes of conscience.</p>
<p>Weirdly, Helena didn’t mind nearly as much that her golden boy Stavros was also fixated on Laura… and then her daughter, Lulu. What can we say? The psycho had a type.</p>
<p>For years, Helena hoped to lure grandson Nikolas over to the dark side. But the best she could do was convince him to visit it now and then; he was more at home in shades of gray.</p>
<p>If anyone but Ava Jerome had married into the Cassadine clan, we’d be worried about them. But the femme fatale to whom Nikolas is hitched has had flings with not one but two serial killers; she’ll be fine.</p>
<p>Like Nikolas, Spencer was born into untold wealth… and a lifetime of therapy. Might as well put Kevin Collins on speed-dial now, kid.</p>
<p>Seeing as Spencer’s mother Courtney died awfully young — and unlike so many of her Port Charles peers, <em>stayed</em> dead — the boy learned early on to…</p>
<p>In fact, Courtney’s half brother, halo-clad mafioso Sonny Corinthos, is probably Spencer’s closest confidant. So maybe we should mention that no, Spencer, it is <em>not</em> OK to ask a girl out by saying you’re going to make her an offer she can’t refuse.</p>
<p>Remember us mentioning how little Helena liked son Stefan? Well, she liked daughter Irina even less — as proven when she had her murdered in cold blood. Doesn’t anybody just disinherit their kids anymore?</p>
<p>We were told for ages that Valentin was the scariest of all possible Cassadines; he even sent a chill down Helena’s spine. (Hard to detect, as frosty as she was.) But the more we got to know Nikolas’ “killer,” the more we realized that he was just a hopeless romantic whose hobbies included the occasional kidnapping.</p>
<p>Through a sequence of events so complicated, it made splitting an atom seem like child’s play, Valentin wound up the father of Charlotte — the little girl that Stavros had wanted Lulu to give him.</p>
<p>Valentin thought that he’d added a new branch to the family tree with his and Brook Lynn Quartermaine’s daughter, Bailey. One problem: She wasn’t his daughter. One other problem: She wasn’t even Brook Lynn’s daughter.</p>
<p>To Valentin’s horror, he learned in 2021 that his father is <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Mr. Sheffield from <em>The Nanny</em></span> Mikkos’ dastardly brother, Victor.</p>
<p>As Cassadines go, the best of the best is Alexis Davis. Mikkos’ illegitimate daughter is as troubled as hell, sure. But she’s also the Cassadine least likely to stab you with a letter opener.</p>
<p>Alexis added to the family album daughter Sam McCall, who in turn had two kids of her own, Danny and Scout. Factoring in SORAS (Soap-Opera Rapid-Aging Syndrome), they should be starting to have children of their own in three, two…</p>
<p>Alexis’ fling with Port Charles’ dimpled don Sonny resulted in the birth of daughter Kristina — and some inordinately lovely selfies. Why do <em>ours</em> never look like this?</p>
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