In A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, Parker Palmer writes: "Wholeness does not mean perfection: It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life...we can use devastation [disability] as a seedbed for new life."
What diffability do you deal with? Does it hinder your creativity or has it stimulated even greater creative expression? How?
What artists do you admire for their ability to overcome the hand they were dealt? How has their experience inspired your own life as an artist?
One of the women interviewed in Chronicles of Courage said, "I think people with disabilities are forced to look at themselves harder than most people do. Therefore, they can reach down deeper and be creative. Sometimes this occurs to me--that people without handicaps have a handicap." Would you agree or disagree with her and why?