amputeeif this is you broken… written by Jana February 28, 2011 I snapped many pictures at the beach this weekend, but nothing charmed me quite so much as this sand dollar. Perhaps it’s because I am broken, too. Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post Twitter Weekly Digest for @janaremy, 2011-02-25 next post valedictorian More Posts Like This One re-boot birthright Meeting Disability Carnival #16: Borders pilgrim classic: the real me a reply boathouse amputee dancer between Scylla & Charybdis lesson learned 3 comments Dejah February 28, 2011 - 1:33 pm Jana, You might recall I wrote in my old blog about the journey I was making after my marriage failed. Here was a poem my now fiance had shared with me. It may be of help to you. Because Jana, you are *not* broken. Birthright – by Danna Faulds Despite illness of body or mind, In spite of blinding despair or habitual belief, who you are is whole. Let nothing keep you separate from the truth. The soul, illuminated from within, longs to be known for what it is. Undying, untouched by fire or storms of life, there is a place inside where stillness and abiding peace reside. You can ride the breath to go there. Despite doubt or hopeless turns of mind, you are not broken. Spirit surrounds, embraces, fills you from the inside out. Release everything that isn’t your true nature. What’s left, the fullness, light, shadow, claim all that as your birthright. Reply janaremy February 28, 2011 - 3:09 pm I don’t see broken as a bad thing, necessarily. It makes me different and unique and wholly me. And don’t you think this shell has a far more interesting story to tell than one that is whole & perfect? Reply janaremy February 28, 2011 - 3:11 pm For eample, compare the picture above to this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilgrimgirl/5484546071/in/set-72157626039400953/ Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.