Category Archives: Injury disability

“I used to drive a Volvo …”

LEIRIA, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 2: Pedro Black drives a Volvo 122S during 2013 Amateur Winter Rally, in Leiria, Portugal on February 2, 2013.  I will never forget when … working with a woman in her mid-forties who had … been clobbered in a car accident, sustained a brain injury, lost her desk job to symptoms, having been replaced by a worker with no problems  … was left by her husband, having been replaced by a woman with no problems … became homeless … provided me a moment that brought me up short by reaching across the table, holding my hand … waiting until I settled into full attention … … and brought me to who she was before all of this with, “I used to drive a Volvo.”

A safe, sedate, sober, swanky Volvo … and now this.

We all live in bodies … soft, vulnerable bodies.