I was going through all the posts here and developed a strong urge to post this one It's my first time though, so I hope you all like it.
Well, was born with no disability. I, in fact, believe none of you is born that way, for there’s no such thing as a "disability", and if it really exists, you can at anytime disown it. That’s what I believe in, and that’s what I am going to start writing here about. Maybe the end of this write-up, you’ll be of the same mind as me on this if you aren't at the moment.
Whether it happens right from birth or because of a dire turn your life takes, "dis-ability" has always sounded to me like "this ability", pointing toward that extra ability that's hard to find in an average person, that balances everything in life and makes that person very run-of-the-mill or even better and sometimes even unbelievably outstanding!
There sure must be many inspirational stories out there, but in my mind pops up a picture of a gallant lady who rose from nothing, and I dedicate my first post to her.
She overpowered the tempest and sailed to her dream destination, the stage that gave her tremendous success as an accomplished Indian classical dancer. Yes, a dancer, with one leg amputated!
I’ve adored this lady as a dancer, but abhorred her as Ramola Sikand (a negative character played by her on television that brought her accolades--though I give kudos to her acting brilliance).
My Indian buddies must have guessed who this personality is by now. Have you?
I am describing none other than Sudha Chandran, popularly known as Nache Mayuri (Dancing Mayuri) who at the petty age of 16 lost one of her legs in a fateful accident. She considers that to be the toughest time of her life, though she never let linger. Hailing from a customary middle-class south-Indian background, she tamed a dream--a dream to be a dancer, which could not be deterred even from most ferocious elements of destiny.
Gathering all her confidence back, with the enduring support of her dear family members and a prosthetic "Jaipur" foot, she was able to stand upright physically as well as mentally.
With tears in her eyes and determination as hard a rock, and years of rigorous dance rehearsal sessions, she disowned her disability and surfaced as a fine dancer, earning a tremendous name, fame, awards--not only as an Indian classical dancer, but also as a big name in Indian television and cinema.
Today she shines the brightest in her flamboyant performances. The glow on her face isphenomenal. She bedazzles with her timeless beauty and grace and attitude to die for!
Disheartened is the soul that wants to die,
Discovers life the soul that gives a try
Discriminates the soul that is size of a pie,
Disown the disability that makes you cry