The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57244 Message #899974
Posted By: Sandy Mc Lean
27-Feb-03 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities
Years ago folksinger Terry Kelly was performing in the St. Peters area of Cape Breton. At the time I was a microwave radio technician with the telephone company and spent a lot of my time maintaining 2 transmitter sites in the area. While Terry had no sight, he was into marathon running and he used to train on these back roads along with a sighted runner at his side. When I would see them go by I often thought that there was no way that I would be able to keep up to them.
It set me to wondering "what is a disability?" It was obvious that Terry did not feel that he had one.
Since then Terry has become more famous and I don't know if he still runs, but when I see him on T.V. I sure don't see any invalid. I guess it is in the way one plays the hand that life has dealt.