There is no great underlying theory to this blog entry… And I realise that is no way to frame a blog post, many people may now just switch off as a result… Though the ones that stay on to read may at least derive some motivation… Maybe even consider themselves in a different way…
I have a story to share with you today.
This story is of a woman with no arms who is the best embroiderer in her village, this article at Orange website states:
A women born with no arms in China is said to be the best embroiderer in her village.
Ren Jiemei, 65, is so skilled with her feet that she can always thread a needle at the first attempt, reports Qilu Evening Post.
Her embroidering skills are so perfect that able-bodied villagers say can’t compete with her in terms of speed or quality.
“I was born without arms. So from childhood, I swore to myself that I’d use my feet to do everything,” she said.
Ren, of Haiyang, Shandong province, has learnt to use her feet to eat, wash, comb her hair, draw pictures and cut paper.
In her school days, she used her mouth to turn the pages, and wrote with her feet. Despite her handicap, she often topped the class.
In April 2009, Ren was invited to give speeches to Sichuan Earthquake survivors on how to cope with disability.
I love that story. And love it even more that she is helping others learn how to deal with disability. Though lets be honest, she is hardly disabled, is she? (I mean, in the practical way, she has enabled herself beautifully)
I have very little time to write much more today, just wanted to share another one of those quirky tales where we see people dealing with and overcoming adversity.