Micelle wrote this several weeks ago and I have struggled with posting it here. However, it does give an insight into my life, for those of you who may be interested!
More importantly, I dedicate it to all who live with a chronic disease/illness/condition. We may be challenged, even ‘controlled’ by a health or life issue – but we are not defined by it. How we are defined and who we become is our choice. However ‘traumatic’ our situation, I strongly believe there is a reason and a lesson. It is up to us to see that and accept it. May you find your purpose and reason in all that you do and the choices you make. We are so much more than our body! How exciting! 🙂
The images on the big screen were hitting very close to home. I had to swallow hard to keep back the tears and a suppressed moan constricted my throat. Memories of my own history with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome had been stirred up, but the deepest resonance was to the immediate.
On the screen, dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore – Still Alice) was delivering a moving speech about her daily struggle with the art of loss, describing her path from being renowned professor of linguistics to facing the debilitating effects of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
“Good morning. It’s an honor to be here. The poet Elizabeth Bishoponce wrote: ‘the Art of Losing isn’t hard to master: so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.’ I’m not a poet, I am a person living with Early Onset Alzheimer’s, and as that person I…
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