SEASONS CHANGE: KUDRYASHKA/DEPOSITPHOTOS.COM
The book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, famously notes that to everything
there is a season, including “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time
to mourn and a time to dance… a time to embrace and a time to refrain
We have certainly had our time to refrain from
embracing, as well as our time to weep and mourn
loved ones lost to a pandemic that has gone on for
so long that, consciously and subconsciously, we
created new strategies, new routines, and a new
normal to live in.
Thanks to COVID-19 vaccines and other safeguards,
change is coming again.
Change is hard for me. I adapt, but at my own,
rather plodding pace. Spontaneity is unsettling,
even when the changes are for the better.
So I can relate to our feature stories this issue. Our cover story (page 10)
is on Aging with Cerebral Palsy feature, another story
that’s about change. Clinicians discuss how the natural aging process —
from childhood through middle age and on — can impact people who have
CP. Not all physical changes, it turns out, can be attributed to the primary
diagnosis. And presentations change over clients’ lifetimes, even if their
conditions aren’t progressive.
On page 28, we glimpse the future in the present with a story on Featuring U.S. Rehab, United Spinal, and Brandeis University.