Reflection — October 11th
In an astonishing memoir, composed through 200,000 blinks of an eye, Jean Dominique Bauby communicates through his 'locked in syndrome’. He acquired the condition in his forties after a devastating stroke left him physically paralysed apart from his left eyelid, while his inner life and thinking - his mental faculties - were intact.
His body had in an instant become as inflexible, immobile and constricted as an old fashioned deep sea diving suit with its brass helmet, but his spirit or essence within was alive and as free as a butterfly.
Reflecting on his book, "The Diving Bell and the
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