by Mary Dodson (& her daughter, Gail)
Pummeled People Persevere or Perish
Or so I am told.
It’s been said a million times in countless ways: The lot of humanity is for each to be dealt a different hand with varying degrees of suffering and joy, adversity and advantage. It is not the hand we draw that reveals who we are or our significance but how we play our cards that counts. These stories are our lifeblood. I want – I need – to hear these stories and think about them over and over as I look down from the hole in my attic at the torrent sloshing below.