WCML 034: The 38th day, the geography of loss, and disability
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“Live like it could go away,”
As Patti Digh’s been known to say.
But here is the quandary:
Why do the laundry?
We’ll stink on the 38th day.
In Life is a Verb, Patti Digh wrote about living life as though you had 37 days to live. If I only had 37 days to live, I would spend my life savings and not bother doing the laundry. How can we have both? And we end up talking a lot about grief and disability.
- the 38th day
- “I’m playing this game of life to learn, not to win.” -Patti Digh
- The 3 steps in dealing with loss:
- embrace what is
- honor what was
- love what will be
- embrace vs. collapse
- “I fell down. And I still want the damn sandwich.”
- disability is like coming out
- we conflate noticing a difference with making a judgment.
- Life is a Verb
- The Geography of Loss
- Alan Seale, the 4 levels of story: drama, situation, choice, opportunity
You can find what Patti Digh is up to these days at LifeIsAVerbCamp.com.
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