Posted by Greg Mollon
on September 09, 2000 at 17:26:57:
In Reply to: Re: West Coast Poetry Magazine therapy posted by Carole on September 07, 2000 at 01:46:14:
: : : : : : I have just completed putting the Canadian "Dream Warriors" online within the new West Coast Poetry Magazine.
: : : : : : The poetry and paintings are done by individuals with Parkinson's disease. It may be of interest to many of you.
: : : : : : Check out www.alberni.net/poetry
: : : : : Greg,
: : : Thanks for the posting - the art would be better in person, I'm sure, but the poetry was quite "grabbing". Lory
: : : : : I just went to the website.I was quite upset. We just lost someone through Suicide on a website.The pain he shows gives us an insight to the horror he feels.The paintings are remarkable.
: : : : : Yes this is a good therapy for them.Not for us who are care givers.
: : : : : Blessings,
: : : : : Googy
: : : : Googy,
: : : : Perhaps not therapy for caregivers... but, in your word, insight, can only help to care in a more understanding way.
: : : : Thanks for viewing the site and responding.
: : : : Greg
: : I tried to go to the site today and there is a notice that the authors have decided to remove it from the Internet for now because they feel it my affect contributions to the Parkinson cause.
: : Ruth
: Hi all-
: Just catching up on this thread. I had run off the "poems" to read at later perusal. (must have had an inkling......) I could understand why Googy was upset but as I read other writings, I could see into the mind of this PD person. Even the most positive of PWP can have dark thoughts like the ones expressed here. I must confess to have thinking some of these things, but luckily the "mood' passed on quickly for me. I think the brain's neurochemical balance is affected in so many neuro diseases and a person can be pitched into pretty dark places against their will. I have found that taking care of myself and working for others takes my mind off my problems and aches and pains. I sometimes still gimp around like my 85 yr. old mum, but after a while, I get busy and don't notice it. I still consider myself a young 47. I have been blessed with lots of happy juice in my brain (something about the front temporal lobe??)
: Cheers all,
The poet and author intend to take the exhibit on a travelling road show in the United States with the assistance of Alison Landes of Take Charge America;
does anyone in this forum know this woman? The intent is to raise funds for Parkinson's. You may contact me directly or through
this medium. Thanks.
The artists are considering distributing the exhibit digitally on disk (for sale at each showing of the exhibit). I hope that one day the entire
exhibit will be back online... it is worth it.... excellent content for the web.