Images

Enabled

This captioned picture of Sarah Reinertsen, an athlete with a prosthetic leg appeared on an atheist FB page. I though it was an intriguing image even if the caption betrays a very childish idea of God. A search for the source of the image led me to another image of Sarah Reinertsen which I post at the risk of being accused of blogging in the style of the Sun newspaper:

Also found at the Grinding website was this TED Talk by Aimee Mullins that made me think that for some people at least at term ‘enabled’ is a lot more apt than ‘disabled’ because science, their social connections and their own fighting spirit (I like alliteration a little too much) enable them.

Reflections

I like this picture from a Facebook post. It’s like a koan. Who am I and who are you? Which is me and which is you? Where am I and where are you?

Questions, Quotes and Qualities

The pic is from www.marcandangel.com. I’m posting it for two reasons; the first is to answer it myself and the second is to remind me to use the idea of questions, quotes and qualities illustrated by photos as part of the summer school projects this year.

Oh. To answer the question. I can’t identify a single thing I can do now that I couldn’t do last year. This means I haven’t developed, learned. This year has been a year of stagnation or false starts. There is a certain frustration .. and yet .. and yet there is also a sense of coming to terms with where I am, with my own strengths and weaknesses.

A warrior takes his lot, whatever it may be, and accepts it in ultimate humbleness. He accepts in humbleness what he is, not as grounds for regret but as a living challenge. ~ Castaneda.

My weaknesses are real. Some I am very aware of, others not so much. These weaknesses stand in the way of my progress like an army, each one supporting the others. My challenge is to eliminate them all.