Friday, December 10, 2010

Love and Other Drugs

The following paragraph is from my other blog, full text here.  It is a post on the movie Love and Other Drugs, I am posting it here because it deals with illness and disability.  Feel free to leave your comments here on the blog page.

"For me, it is the difference between a sign that reads “Parking for People with Disabilities,” and one that says “Handicapped Only,” as if there were some sort of apartheid between the TAB (temporarily able bodied) and the handicapped or disabled. Because of my illness, I often need help; sometimes, to accept that help I have to surrender the undisabled part of me. Maggie does not wish to be consumed by her illness and struggles to retain her personality beyond her illness."

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