The On Being Project

Elizabeth Aquino
Elizabeth Aquino

is a writer living in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. Her work has been published in The Los Angeles Times and Spirituality and Health, and she's the author of Hope for a Sea Change. You can read more of her thoughts about parenting a child with disability, poetry, politics — and where they all intersect — on her blog, A Moon, Worn as if It Had Been a Shell.

Hanging by a Thread

Rather than grieve for the loss of “normalcy,” a mother of a child with refractory seizure disorder chooses to exult in her being exactly the way she is. Weaving in the Four Noble Truths, she marvels at the gifts of intimacy, false notions of power and control, and the hope and humor that follows.

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Hanging by a Thread