Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mother Murks is laughing at the dog and the baby

Every morning when the dog sees the baby been woken up she goes and brings her bone. The baby is normally on the floor and crawls between her toys. The dog puts her bone close to baby and lies down next to it , making the face she is just minding her own business, maybe cleaning herself a bit or something. Of course the baby notices to bone and goes directly for it. Sometimes she Mother Murks is faster than the baby and says "Ei", "Eee" or "Athena, ei tohi!" Then the dog takes fast the bone and comes to Mother Murks waving her tail. sometimes the baby is faster and turns to her back to enjoy the bone. Mother Murks says "Eee", and the dog goes and takes the bone gently from her hands. And goes again somewhere close to attract the baby to come and play. Every morning. Playing is fun!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mother Murks is thinking about disability

Recently there has been a lot of talking about disabilities. People with disabilities. Children with disabilities. It seems to Mother Murks that people like to use this word "disability" to describe anything that is a bit abnormal and not conventional. Abnormal behavior or a state of mind or understanding or... 
BUT EVERYTHING IS NOT DISABILITY! Some things ARE just the personal characteristics of the person. Some things ARE just the personal preferences of the person. And if you do not understand them or agree with them, do not try to change them but just accept them.
Mother Murks thinks that it is important to leave the disability-diagnosis for the medical doctors to decide. Disabilities are possible to treat with therapies. If not really treat but at least control with therapies. But if one wants to change the persons characteristics or preferences... THIS IS JUST BRAIN-WASHING!  
Mother Murks knows... sometimes it is difficult to distinct between diagnosis and characteristics. And, most probable, medicine can still develop a lot to give new and different diagnosis to different states of mind. But I think if anyone wants to be wise enough to give diagnosis to new types of "mental disabilities" it can only ask for trouble and more misunderstandings among the people close to you as well as in the society in general.
"Disability" in common language is used as something negative, ridiculous, depreciative. It should not be like that, but those were-doctors just regenerate the negativity towards disabled people (given a medical diagnosis) even more.Disabled people could sometimes enrich the society even more than the "normal" ones.