With as many awkward and awful things as this year has blanketed the world with
I offer a counter balance
Of small blissful happenings
As evidence of light
I was told for 31 years that I could only use front hook bras
All week, I’ve hooked from behind.
For the previous fifteen years my overnight hospitalizations averaged around a month or more every year, usually more.
In 2020, I only spent 2 nights in all.
When I began studying for the law school entrance exam, there was an entire section that I could not understand how to complete.
In August when I took the test, I ended up in the 72nd percentile even with computer connectivity problems.
I have over come my Cerebral Palsy in so many ways I was not expected to.
I can don jewelry with relative ease
And I can shave without missing parts!
Though these may seem lightweights in the face of a mournful, devastating year.
Let them be enough to give anyone a smile
And help them trudge forward
Because it may not be clear when we shall break free of the darkness
But because we keep trying, it cannot consume our spark.
And that spark will catch…