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?
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
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!
Once a Fat Kid, Always a Fat Kid
No filters. I am thinner than I have been since I stopped growing when I was 21. But I still have a Fat Kid inside. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 43. Copyright 2021 Once a fat kid, always a fat kid. If you were ever a fat kid, you know what I mean. You … Continue reading Once a Fat Kid, Always a Fat Kid
Yay, Parkinson’s! Still
Let's celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Month! A little late. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 42. Copyright 2021 I almost let the waning hours of Parkinson's Awareness Month get by without a comment. If you're reading this blog, you're aware of Parkinson's Disease. The title is Life through the Lens of Parkinson's, after all. I usually … Continue reading Yay, Parkinson’s! Still
This rose bush took a while to bloom. It inspired me a while back. I rediscovered what I wrote back then, and I'm inspired again. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 41. Copyright 2021 I didn't plant the rose garden outside my front door. I tried tending it by myself, but the weeds had more stamina … Continue reading Blooming
Are you wearing pants?
The only painting I've done since the pandemic started was to put a pair of jeans on The Boy. He's the only one in this house who has worn hard pants. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog post 40. Copyright 2021 Are you wearing pants? I wouldn’t normally ask, but it seems to be a thing … Continue reading Are you wearing pants?