Options — “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor E. Frankl

7 thoughts on “Options — “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor E. Frankl”

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    On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Gayle Markow: As I am… wrote:

    > Gayle posted: “I have sought out options. Always there, sometimes they > are hard to see and have to be sought. Because as a nurse for thirty years, > I saw the need. Because before that, I loved and was amazed by my own > body. The cartwheels it did gleefully, easily, cr” >

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  2. LOVE THIS affirmation of options; love witnessing your moves and reflections; they resonate; it is no accident we became friends, roommates, had upheavals, and found our way back to enjoy one another. THANK YOU FOR WRITING! i look forward always.

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  3. Seeing how you know from your own life experiences that there is suffering and the care you gave/give in return is heartwarming. And that you found a way to find those options despite the set back of polio. Seeing the strength you learned from being different. You clearly got something in life that gave you that strength which the woman in the wheelchair didn’t get. Sometimes the options are not so clear. And the barriers too high and the obstacles seemingly insurmountable. I am so glad you were able to find your way and continue to do so with love and generosity. So glad we are friends.
    xo Charlotte

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    1. ah, me too Charlotte. It’s true. I did get something in life that created some hearty-ness. I call it my tumbleweed childhood, but I don’t know what it really is. Genetics, eip-genetics, mystery. The woman in the wheelchair frustrated me as a patient and because I could see myself, in a “there but for fortune go I” sort of way. She didn’t get what she needed. It’s very complex and mysterious this finding our way, through our own particular labyrinth of gifts and sorrow. And most often with people you can’t even tell what their suffering is, or that they have any at all. Why we all need to work with more not-knowing, compassion, and kindness. Thank you for writing me and always for your story. xo, g

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