August 21, 2012

From Shameless: The Art of Disability: "Disability is a valued human condition."

"Perhaps I do stand when I am still.
Perhaps I am a tree, but not a potted tree.
This wheelchair does not define me; It does not contain me.
It is my home like the ship's iron hull to the barnacle, but it is not my substance.
My substance is flesh and earth, root and impulse, instinct and aspiration-
My healthy tree that is every bit as much nature's plan as the grasses that grow in the watery marsh and the mountains that rise up out of the velvet forest." Catherine Frazee

Shameless: The ART of Disability by Bonnie Sherr Klein, National Film Board of Canada





1 comment:

TAB said...

words aptly spoken