But I get it now. The MS itself is not a gift and is not something I'm grateful for. But the part of the MS that serves as a positive source of inspiration in my life is very much something I have gratitude for. I can't promise that this blog won't contain any of my laments or worries related to this disease, but I do promise that this blog is written under the guidance of that positive place I have found: MS as muse. I hope to "re-gift" my MS into a positive force in my life and the lives of others. Thanks for reading!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
my unlikely muse
In my family, we often refer to my MS as our uninvited or unwelcome guest. The disease is undeniably a part of our lives, and we would all certainly prefer that it wasn't. However, the disease has another, more positive, presence in my life: it's my muse. It is a source of inspiration and thoughts that probably never would have entered my life otherwise. I've always tended to bristle a bit when I hear people describe various diseases, maladies, or circumstances as great gifts. I still have a bit of a problem with that description, and if MS is a gift, it's one I'd like to return.