Costuming

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“MAYA” 40×50″ m/m
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I was recently nominated to the MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON DISABILITY.

This week is my first meeting.

I think of all the various identities I’ve worn in my lifetime so far:

gymnast
secretary (bad)
hostess
gardener
Michigander
Virgin Island dweller
Santa Fean
artist
textile designer
painter
ceramist
married person
divorced person
yogini
granddaughter
daughter
sister
friend
middle-aged weird chihuahua-loving person
writer
disabled person
person in a wheelchair

and now disability advocate.

Each of these identities has had/ has a learning curve.

One may begin any of these knowing nothing and perhaps leave them behind having a sense of authority.

But none of it changes who you are.

I look forward to this new ‘me’ with the wisdom I’ve gleaned which tells me I’m not this

But I may have quite a bit to offer.

We’ll see.

The costume intrigues me.

I can only pray I wear it well.

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4 Responses to “Costuming”

  1. dion flannery on October 14th, 2013

    How exciting for you to attend this party and how exciting for them to begin the ride with you

  2. Muff on October 14th, 2013

    What a fantastic opportunity! I wish there were such a position here in my neck of the woods! Good luck!

  3. gerry harty on October 14th, 2013

    AWESOME!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  4. laura Hegfield on October 14th, 2013

    I am certain it will fit well and if not you will grow into it or even better stretch it out so “it” grows with YOU. My friend Toni Bernhard writes a beautiful chapter in her book How To Wake Up on self as ever shifting flow. This is the best explanation of no fixed self I’ve ever read. But I like your description equally well.

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