Monday, October 3, 2016

Back online

Well, it has been so long. So much has happened, I don't really know where to start.
We are back at school, and it is third grade and the steep incline I envision like Mount Everest, taking small steps to reach base camp, and trying to peek at the towering mountain, never giving up. Multiplications, cursive writing, 5-paragraph essays and the daunting task of keeping the faith, that we will break through.

Summer was fun, yet our 3 day stay in a Cypriot hospital was quite a scare. Seeing Zoé in her hospital bed, so weak, so fragile, threw me back in time. Like in a vacuum, as if we had never left the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit where she was brought on Day 1 of her life.

I have taken advantage of this hiatus away from the blog to read a lot:
The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
All the Light we Cannot See, by Anthony Doeer
Moroccan Blue, by Douglas Kennedy
and now, Eric Molinié's book entitled "Vivant!" (Alive!) which has been a difficult read. It describes the author's fight against time while suffering from a form of muscular dystrophy.  He eloquently describes what his life has become and how well he has adjusted to the disability that doesn't define who he is, but on the other hand, he says "it sharpens his consciousness and this myopathy gives him benchmarks that delineate time."

Zoé has been mesmerized by a video that celebrates the paralympic contestants in a video entitled "Yes, I can". She seems to relate to them, never giving up, and knowing that "even i it is hard, I can do it!" That is my trooper. Ready to zip-line across a room, climb a wall, stand on a horse, butterfly swim across a pool. She is my inspiration.

I hope this finds you well wherever you are.

See you soon on the blog.

3 comments:

Émilie Petitclerc said...

Bonjour Sarah! Heureuse de lire que la rentrée scolaire s'est bien passé chez vous. Merci encore pour les échanges tellement enrichissants à Washington en septembre!
Émilie Petitclerc

Sarah said...

Merci Émilie, j'étais ravie de faire ta connaissance. J'espère que tout va bien. À bientôt, peut-être à la conférence de SF l'an prochain.

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