My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I have found that blindness brings some awkward moments that we can either be super embarrassed about or laugh at ourselves and move on! Today, I had one of those moments. I had a new client today ... typically Cricket is already lying down on her bed and I go out to the lobby and greet the client and we walk the short distance back to my office. I then give them a quick intro on who and why the cute dog is sleeping in the corner and we proceed with our session. I greeted this new client and we walked back to my office. I opened the door and thought she had walked in my office -- walked in myself and shut the door. Silence ... hello? I thought is she in here?? Nope.. so I opened the door back up and she was in the hallway! I guess she had wanted more of an invite to enter the room -- oops! So, she was pretty relieved when she learned that I was blind . . and not just wanting to shut her out of my office. Not the typical greeting you want when entering a therapists office -- its hard enough to come! We had a wonderful session and I look forward to working with this client.
I know blindness isn't unique to embarrassing moments! We all experience them and they typically become funnier as time passes.