Posted by: danreich | August 6, 2008

New Perspective

My mouth has been wired shut for 3 weeks now due to genetics and orthognathic surgery. As a result, I have not been able to speak, effectively engage in verbal conversation, or eat any food. Within this 3 week period, I have also lost a close friend adding significant layers or pain, discomfort, and tension to an already difficult time.

But through this extremely unpleasant experience, I can undoubtedly say that I have gained some new perspective on many things. I’m sure I’ll be better for it in the end.

What does it take to gain a new appreciation, a new outlook, or a new understanding?

* My friend Ceci is traveling abroad, alone, for one year. I’m sure she will be better for it in the end as well.

“I heard people speaking everything from English, to French, to Arabic to Spanish to African dialects, and I had never felt like I had stuck out as so different in my entire life. I suppose this is why I’m here; to occupy my observational post as an outsider…”



  1. Great Website. How come you didn’t tell me about it. I will post comments all the time, now that I know about it. Its because of Ceci’s blog that I know. Thnaks for referencing her but you should check out her website cos she went right back at ya. Hope you are feeling better. I will be coming home this weekend for the wedding. Do you want me to make you something special. I know some great things to make you. Let me know. I love you and miss you. Do you think you will be able to come to OC for Labor day weekend? I hope so. Keep in touch and email me with what you want.

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