Chris is a lovely woman who walks in this world with quiet dignity and grace. I was honored when she said, “I have heard you talk about the Bodyscapes Process for two years. I am ready for a session.” The best blog I can write about my experience with Chris is to post her moving, insightful poem and highlight her subtly powerful artwork. Read her words, step back then look at her artwork. Allow meaning and connection form between the two. When I do that, I learn more about living with grace and acceptance.
Cerebral Palsy by Christina
Affecting my foot and ankle
It’s a disability
Causing incoordination and injury
It’s a state of powerlessness leading to powerfulness
An imperfection leading to perfection
Impairing my worth leading to worthiness
An undeserved impairment
In my wholeness
Necessary for my completeness
It’s a nuisance
Unfair, yet I am blessed my disability is not more severe
In this journey, I must remain
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