Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Creating Meaning: A Life Beyond Reason
Having a child with a disability has required me to create new categories of meaning for my life. Before Oliver I understood the world, and my place in it, in ways that are -- quite frankly -- unrecognizable to me today. It is a process, this knitting together of new symbols, ideas, daily rituals and beliefs. It is a new becoming. And as Oliver grows, as we grow together, the shift in meaning becomes ever more profound. You know what I mean if you've sat in a similar chair learning how to knit. And if you follow this link you'll find yourself sitting with another knitter who describes very eloquently this process of shaping new meaning.