The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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Created at an SBYF workshop in Philadelphia.  After a wonderful, wide-ranging discussion about her life, Julie and I decided to try to capture her experience having Parkinson's disease.

To my future self,

By the time you read this, your world will have become slightly smaller.  What was once expansive and endless has now closed in to the confining arms of this chair.  One of the things I miss the most - that is out there, beyond my reach - is writing longhand.  I miss the rhythm of it; it's as if there are no spaces between the words at all, they just pour out, fluidly.  I miss the sound of it, the music of the pen scratching across the paper.  And, more than anything, I miss the feeling of it - the pen pinched between my fingers, the paper pressed down onto the table.  I'm more removed from things now.  The beautiful thing about writing by hand is that it allows you to get out of your own way.  This is especially poignant now as I'm in my own way more than ever.

Every Day the World Shrinks a Little Smaller

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