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A little prince, not quite like the others
  Hello, I am a little boy who only sees right with his heart...
Which doesn't make my parent's daily life any easier. So I'm blind and different (mentally speaking).




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This blog was born in french during autumn 2003 and is now progressively being translated in your language.

New articles will therefore appear on a regular basis.


... my apologies to the people who hadn't understood this yet, all articles on this website are created and written by myself (his dad).

Lou is currently unable to do it,, just like he is to this day unable to grasp the concept of a "computer", "internet", or to focus for a long period of time on a conversation. Only time will tell us if we manage to integrate him completely in the world in which he lives.

Therefore all stories, despite relating actual facts, are obviously biased by my interpretation of his behavior. But having known him for over five years, I don't think I'm getting it wrong.

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monday 17 january 2005

42. From Caroline

(a text received by email from Caroline)
Nothing left to say ... about the reason for sharing this with you. (I would love to sign it, but it's not from me...)

The mother of a handicapped child says : "I am often asked to describe what it is like to have a handicapped child, so I can help people who don't know this unique experience to understand, to imagine what I would be like. So here !
Everything starts with the pregnancy and the desire to have a child. But expecting a child is a bit like organizing a fabulous trip - to Italy for example -.
You buy lots of guides, you make beautiful projects : the coliseum, Micheal-Angelo's David, the gondolas in Venice. You learn a couple of sentences in Italian. This is all very exciting.
After months of intense preparation, D-Day arrives. You pack your bags and leave.
A few hours later, the plane lands. The pilot tells you : "Welcome to Holland!"

"Holland ? ... but I signed up for Italy".
Your whole life, you have dreamed of going to Italy ! But no can do : "There has been a change in your flight plan. You landed in Holland, and you'll have to stay here".
Thank god they didn't ship you to some horrible and disgusting place though... It's simply a different place.
So you need to buy new guides, learn a new language. You start meeting a lot of people you would never have met otherwise. In the end, it's really just a different place. The rythm of life is slower here than in Italy. It's also less exhuberating. And after staying there for a while, you realize there are windmills, tulips, and even Rembrandt's...
But everybody you know goes to Italy and they all rejoice in the good times they have there. So, are you going to tell yourself for the rest of your life : "That is where I wanted to go as well !
That was the plan..." ? Indeed, it will always make you feel sad, because the loss of that dream is a significant one. But if you cry for the rest of your life over the fact that you didn't get to go to Italy, you will never be able to appreciate every beautiful and special thing in Holland.
And Holland is indeed such a beautiful country..."
By Luc Boland :: lundi 17 janvier 2005 at 18:53 :: Day by day :: #61 :: rss

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how wonderfully said.

mardi 18 janvier 2005 at 04:36, comment from VirginWriter :: #

I agree, reason why I transmit it, because I'ts not from me.

mercredi 19 janvier 2005 at 20:42, comment from Luc :: #

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