Since I am so used to my wheelchair, I hardly noticed how very functional it is. It acts as a storage, a car, a ladder, sabzi (vegetable) basket, a rocking chair, and oh, it also helps me move around. Over the years, I learnt to maneuver it with ease, and also have fun with it. So why not talk a bit about the simple yet quirky stuff my chair can do.
Fancy shopping cart
In case I forget to pick a basket/trolley while shopping, I can always stash the stuff am buying on the sides of my chair and believe me, I can carry a lot of stuff that way. I might come across as a shop lifter to onlookers who don’t know what am doing but let’s not go there.
It can turn into a Transformer
You read right. It can turn into a Transformer at will, especially when my nephew is around. The time he first saw me chair he was so impressed that he asked me if I’d sit elsewhere so he could have it for a while. (eternity) Operating the brakes, trying out a wheelie were some stunts we tried together. I also landed on the floor a few times before I got the wheelie right. Only cinematic background music was missing.
Star in a horror movie
Have you noticed that quite a few horror movies have squeaking wheelchairs moving by themselves in dark corridors, sometimes in sanatoriums or Gothic mansions? After I saw that, I wondered if my chair could do that role well. So I tried pushing it into a corridor to see how it looks. Looked pretty good, but I needed someone to come get the runaway wheelchair back for me. It was a long wait.
Free roller coaster ride- speed demon
I don’t need to go on roller coaster rides anymore. All I need is an empty ground and the wind in my hair (About time I got to use that phrase) and my chair can turn into a speed demon. I used to be scared of roller coasters when I was a kid, and now I can be one if I want to.
Why did I share this? To me, my chair is my strength, I love it for the things it lets me do. To simply put it, everything in life that we may think as hurdles could actually turn out to be an opportunity for adventure.
It is the way we look at things, accept and embrace what we think are ‘flaws’ that gives us the key to living a fulfilling life. And how we embark on a remarkable journey from there is what ultimately matters.
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