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
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
At our last staff meeting, one of our therapists is doing some contract phone sessions - He indicated he had called the licensing board to confirm this was okay - as they were questioning therapy by phone and him not 'seeing' the client, he told them he worked with a blind therapist who was not 'seeing' her clients. He said they told him yes, but she has heightened other senses. This brought up the discussion of did I? I believe when one sense is gone, we rely on the others and use them more? Perhaps I don't have stronger hearing but I rely on it more? I know I don't like my ears covered, noisy crowds or even my hands covered -- I rely on the other senses more. I also mowed our lawn for several years with bare feet (I know kind of dangerous ... one of those things I asked my kids to not follow my example) so that I could feel where I had mowed. Cricket and I just came inside from a beautiful Fall morning walk, and it was beautiful for the crisp air, the birds chirping (they had to be around somewhere), and the kids laughter all around as they were walking to school. I don't know if our senses are heightened when one is gone or just used and appreciated more?