No Change

She was always the life of the party: moving from group to group, laughing and dancing the night away.

The accident left her paralysed from the waist down. People mourned her lack of movement. “She will not be able to dance!” they said. “She will loose her zest for life,” they said.

They did not know that nothing would get her down – certainly not the accident that derailed her life.

She is still the life of the party. The difference now is that her life-long partner is obliged to participate in her party antics while wheeling her about the room.

ยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post was inspired byย Friday Fictioneersย hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

32 thoughts on “No Change

  1. Colline you remind me of something I saw within the last two years when we attended a play at Barter Theater, in Abingdon, Virginia, my hometown. A couple was there on the front row and the wife was in a motorized wheelchair which of course meant she was in need of more attention than most. I saw the husband basically bear hug here and move her from the chair to her seat. Without him she would be lost.

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  2. Love my Hubby all the more because he stayed… and wouldn’t let me “not” do things… even when it meant I broke every dish in the cupboard, ruined all his white clothing, etc., etc. He stood behind me, when even our church minister and deacons told him he could walk away and no one would look at him askance for it because I had no idea who he was. And yes, for a time, I took him dancing while still in my chair…. native dancing in the circle on rough ground, too.

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  3. I’ve always admired people who carry on even when handicapped and those who stay on to love and help them. This is a lovely story, Colline. Now the public facilities and workplaces need to improve to help the handicapped. I use a walker and can’t go anywhere outside this building here India without walking down and back up forth-three steps. Our building is due to be torn down and rebuilt so the new building will have lifts. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. It can be frustrating – I had a sense of it when I was pushing my children everywhere in a stroller. I do see moree buildings, however, being adapted for the physically handicapped.

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