I said he was not whole But I wonder what I meant. He cannot walk or talk or perform any life skill unassisted, But he can giggle and cry and flirt; He expresses - and attracts - love. His body and mind, though constrained, "Successfully shelter his human soul And will do so throughout his entire life." This - most human, most godlike - I can affirm. He is greater than his parts. He is not disabled in his soul.
--Cherry Winkle Moore (STR005@UKCC.UKY.EDU)
February 6, 1993
*The line in quotes is from Christina Baldwin in her book Life's Companion:
Journal Writing in the Spiritual Quest.
This poem was written about my son, Lew, 15. Lew definitly steals hearts. He can do very little else, but if you're ever around him, watch out. You are in danger of losing a major organ. (Know anyone like that? I rather suspect you do.)
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