Since my return home in October 2014, I’ve been fighting the idea of “the new me.” It wasn’t until reading the Oliver Sacks’ preface to “An Anthropologist on Mars ” did I learn a new perspective. The concept is that there is “a changed me,” with my body and mind compensating for the changes in me that I have obtained.
The idea of change is more forgiving and accepting than fighting for the old me, whom I will never have again due to mind and body changes. Mr. Sacks articulated how the mind and body are wondrous, compensating with and even underneath awareness. It’s s losing battle to fight for what cannot return. I am invigorated to find a substantial view with acceptance instead of pursuing insanity filled with an impossible dream .