|Photo courtesy Variety|
|Cross country guys circa 1994|
We are watching the show from the start --now in season three. His story line is wrapping up. Dana tells me it gets kind of crazy from here. But until now I have found myself reliving my own story through his. We laugh at inside jokes, like when he uses "quad quotes" --picture somebody without finger dexterity using his whole arms to mimic quotes while talking. We cry when he struggles with disappointment. We get angry when others patronize him.
|D and M on first visit to D.C.|
Dana wasn't around when I broke my neck in high school. She didn't know the pre-paralysis Michael --not that there is much difference. Through our marriage, she has been dealing with the grief and loss my friends and family went through sixteen years ago. It has taken me back to deal with it all too and face things then sixteen-year-old Michael didn't understand or appreciate. It's been our own drama that has challenged us and brought us closer together.