A Cry from the Clay by Esther Bender

By Esther Bender

In a different number of brief writings, meditations, poetry, own photographs, and machine photographs, the writer stocks with readers the best way she copes with the disabilities concerned with Parkinson's illness. She recommends writing mishmash so as to take care of any emotion-laden occurring in existence. She stocks together with her readers the discouragements and highlights of a existence with Parkinson's ailment and claims that existence continuously has that means. pictures of pottery through Lynn Lais support to hold the metaphor of the grasp Potter shaping the clay--human beings.

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Taking written snapshots of our lives. I am afraid, but I can't give in to fear. I have my priorities. Fear isn't one of them. They say I look normal now. I've had a pallidotomy. How long it lasts, I do not know. No one knows. I have faced a monster breathing immobility. I've come back and found that life's too precious to care what others think. You see, I have these eggs to hatch. A hundred books to write. Spend the rest of your life doing what you truly want to do. Page 47 There comes a day when one realizes that living with disease successfully is in the mastery of many details.

When I went to visit, I stood outside the nursery where she lay with fifty other babies, longing to touch and hold, but lacking permission. They didn't want her to be contaminated with the germs from outside the nursery. I will always be grateful to a Thai nurse who loved and rocked my baby on her lunch break. After two months, the doctor said, She still doesn't weigh eight pounds, and she still has an infection, but we're going to do the surgery. Three days after surgery, she came home. I resolved that she would not be disabled.

Thanks, my friend. Communion of laughter or tears. I listen, you talk. You share situations. You need to hear that I care. And so, we joke of mutual concerns, but sometimes, fear drips in our cups. Ah, tea for two, or four, or six! This drinking of tea is enabling me to stay in touch with humanity! Good for the heart and the spirit! Laugh at yourself! Talk about your disease. Then others will feel comfortable with you. Page 49 Keep a Medical Diary Telling a Beech by Its Bark Silvery gray, smooth, streaked with black: A beech!

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