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Chapter 25 Braver I really missed hiking. It was a ritual that rejuvenated my mind, body and soul. It was a way to let go of my responsibilities, there was nothing to do except let the calm of nature become … Continue reading
How Could This Happen?
CHAPTER 23 – 2003 How Could this Happen? Like the long ago television show, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, I packed up, sold my house in Cambria, and moved to Madison – closer to MATC, closer to the TDU. I was … Continue reading
To understand something we usually try to learn as much as we can about it, right? Well, I learned that disability falls into the search for understanding category as well. The Reading Girl by Magni, National Gallery of Art, Washington, … Continue reading
At the onset I thought that I would never find my way out of the incredibly life strangling emotional nightmare I was screaming in. It was controlling my every thought, movement, desire, and wishes. It took control of me… … Continue reading
Don’t forget – BLAME – it’s noisy too!
Image from Google Images 5-7-2013 Oh, looking for that someone or something to blame… anything to direct your anger, to point a finger, to say, “It’s all your fault”! I was once hardened by putting the blame, and the work … Continue reading
What do I mean by “noise” – the “noise of disablity”?
Have you ever quietly sat listening to the sounds of birds singing, of children playing, of music that touches your heart? Have you strolled through a garden or prairie to marvel at nature’s colors, shapes and smells? Have you … Continue reading
No more sacrifices – a “partner” disappears…
My reflections continued as I gazed over my life experiences. I discovered that I had consistently left behind my very own self in order to keep someone else happy by trying to fix all their problems, which I was certain … Continue reading
I reached a place where reflection, embraced by close attention, opened my eyes, and heart to understanding my life where it was. I truly had an awakening that shook into me a sudden realization of who I really am and … Continue reading
I often think. Those three words and what followed changed everything for me… I read what I had written every day for weeks and weeks. Each time I absorbed the meaning of what I read deeper and deeper until I … Continue reading