Disability and Cultural Memory

  Man playing bagpipes

It’s possible to say that disability is simply a hangover from the Victorian age. People with physical or mental differences are not second class citizens save that they are made so. Nowadays we know better. We have better technology and far better methods for assuring inclusion. What principle then, keeps steering us such hapless strugglers who must fight to be heard? I think disability proves the need for behavioral therapy for everyone. Well yes, of course. And so does bagpipe music. 


Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

0 thoughts on “Disability and Cultural Memory”

  1. As a proud Highlander from the Clan MacPherson, I think more people should be introduced to the sheer natural beauty that is the music of the úileann mór, which translates, roughly, as bagpipes or Highland pipes. Numerous studies have shown the healing power of music, and I can think of no music save that of the cláirseach, the traditional Irish harp, that would be more healing than that of the úileann mór, which conveys the true sound of the human soul.


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