Saturday, September 15, 2007

"Spoons"

A good analogy for a number of situations. (Personally i relate it to depression/anxiety, at least somewhat).

h/t hexy

(i was trying to come up with something clever viz "there is no spoon" and well it just wasn't clever. probably just as well).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ze popculture references! Zey add nothing!

kactus said...

I first read the spoon analogy several months ago and found it very fitting. Not just to help me understand my limits, but to explain them to the able-bodies, non-chronically-ill.

Today, right now, I'm operating on all spoons. After I vaccuum the living room floor, who knows?

hexyhex said...

Everyone I know who suffers from any form of disability or serious chronic illness has read that article and gone "YES!"

Amongst my support group of madwomen, it's such useful verbal shorthand. I may not be able to get out that I'm having a shit day, but when all I have to say is "low on spoons", the communication burden is far easier to manage.