My walker represents independence to me, but to others it says there's something wrong with me. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog Post 53. Copyright 2023 The Boy was three when he first encountered a little person. The man was about my son's height, middle-aged with a larger head than my son's and smiling from a … Continue reading What’s wrong?
Category: Parkinson’s Disease
The World Should Go On
Grandma Swartz and Jonah by Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 53. Copyright 2023 “A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."--Carl Sandburg Grandma Roberts and Jonah "A baby is God's opinion that I should go on."Soon-to-be Grandma Grandma Shirley and Jonah I wonder sometimes what my purpose is, why I continue. Like … Continue reading The World Should Go On
On Finding Poetry
I find poetry in more places than my bookshelf. by Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 52. Copyright 2022 I was thinking about poetry when I started to dance. I have brilliant little bursts of ableness from time to time. When it happens, I try to get work done. Not today. Today I danced. Today the … Continue reading On Finding Poetry
A luggage cart, a plastic tote, and a couple of bungee cords, and I had a snow-resistant cart that I could roll all over campus. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 51. Copyright 2022 I was one of those people who always seem to be working. I would carry a briefcase and a stack of … Continue reading Working
Big Brother Gordon
Gordon's eyes were not smiling. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 50. Copyright 2022 In just about every picture of little kid me with my three brothers, Gordon is carrying me. I don’t remember all that well, but the photographic evidence shows that I must have spent a lot of time on his hip. I … Continue reading Big Brother Gordon
Every scar tells a story
My hair was the easiest way to cover my scar before it had healed enough to use makeup to hide it. I don't cover it up anymore. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 49. Copyright 2022 I have a scar on my face, the kind of scar that makes me divide my life into before … Continue reading Every scar tells a story
Our family deals with challenges by learning. Information helps us process. But TMI is a real danger. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 48. Copyright 2022 We stepped off the T holding hands so that The Boy wouldn’t get lost in the rush of subway passengers. He hung between us, his arms stretched as far … Continue reading Remembrance
I look for miracles everywhere. Otherwise, I'll never see them. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 47. Copyright 2021 This blog post is about miracles. I use that word on a regular basis. I need to. I need to see the miracles in my life. I remember seeing an interview with Brandon Lee, who talked … Continue reading Miracles
I don't need much to make fudge, one of my favorite guilty pleasures. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 46. Copyright 2021 I remember my little bare feet standing on a chair in front of the kitchen stove and being allowed to stir milk and sugar and cocoa powder together. It was my job to … Continue reading Oh, Fudge!
Driving involves multiple decisions being made at once. Sometimes the best decision is not to drive at all. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 45. Copyright 2021 One day I was about to leave my yoga studio after my Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease class. It always left me feeling more relaxed and stronger than before, … Continue reading Good decision