Okay, this is kind of a strange but good story. We spent most of last week at a conference. There were lots of people there that we did not know that well. Over the supper table one evening I happened to mention that I am dyslexic, it turned out that five of the six of us at the table were dyslexic. It was the first time that I had ever discussed the complexities of living with dyslexia with other people who share this condition. We had fun as we shared our horror stories and laughed a lot as we explored who had what symptoms.
Afterwards one of my supper guests asked if he could pray for my dyslexia. I was unsure, because I thought he might have asked God to heal it. I am not sure if either God or I want that. I am not sure how much of my artistic and social justice gifts would be lost if God took the dyslexia away. Anyhow he prayed that God would take away the condemnation and low self-esteem that most dyslexic people suffer from as a fruit of a lack of understanding from authority figures and peers.
For me this supper was the highlight of an excellent conference.
This picture I painted this morning. Because of my dyslexia I find it very difficult to fill out forms under pressure. When I have to write in boxes, I find that both the boxes and the words start moving on me and often in different directions. This picture is a good example of how I see letters, words and boxes. They just keep moving.
The painting was strange to paint because I was painting out of my weakness, the boxes were moving as I was trying to paint them.
Anyhow that is me. Drop me a note if you are dyslexic and reading this. Cheers
I have not read all of this website and cannot take responsibility for it, however it looks good and looks as if it is worth a read. Please check it out. https://dopasolution.com/what-is-dyslexia
This is a copy of the message I received from the people at this website, it is interesting.
I just came across the Out for lunch piece, “Dyslexia.” Nice job! As a heads up, you linked to Wikipedia.org which is not WC3 accessibility compliant for people with serious dyslexia or cognitive disabilities.
I launched a website, Dopa, about reading and writing that is fully accessible. My new version of the Wikipedia piece has the needed accessibility html/code and design elements.
Would you mention my article on the Out for lunch page for those that with dyslexia that rely on web accessibility? The URL is: https://dopasolution.com/what-is-dyslexia