ambedo n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life
I have a really good idea!!! How about we use actual disabled actors to play disabled characters!!! Isn’t that a good idea??
Applying for jobs is starting to feel a lot like
The trouble with chronic pain is that it is so
easy to become accustomed to it, both
mentally and physically. At first it’s
absolutely agonizing; it’s the only thing you
think about, like a rock in your shoe that
rubs your foot raw with every step. Then the
constant rubbing, the pain and the limp all
become part of the status quo, the occasional
stabbing pain just a reminder.
You are so set to endure, hunched against it -and when it starts to ease, you don’t really
notice, until the absence washes over you
like a balm.