Le Gimp, C’est Moi!
As I indicated in my last post, I’m inaugurating my new Krip Kam© series of videos on YouTube beginning this week. The name ‘Krip Kam’ is not intended to minimize or trivialize the nature of my disability, it’s meant as a handy tag to clearly distinguish the videos I’m making from others out there and make them readily searchable for interested viewers.
The name is also a reminder to myself not to take things too seriously. There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a deadly serious business for me, but being able to have some fun in my life is every bit as important as keeping my responsibilities met…life is not some grim utilitarian exercise, it’s meant to be lived, an idea I intend to celebrate every day.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video has to be worth at least ten. I can talk about the difficulties and hazards of transferring to and from my power wheelchair all day, but I think a video like this really demonstrates the subject far better than words alone can.
I hope you find it instructive, with time and experience I think this aspect of documenting my life and doings will be rewarding. I’m already researching ways to mount my camera on my chair, as well as other forms of videography that will enable me to share my perspective with the world even more successfully.
My special thanks to Marc and his Wheelchair Kamikaze blog for providing an inspiring example of a disabled person living life as fully and rewardingly as possible.
Without further ado, I present Krip Kam© Video #1 for your delectation. If this doesn’t illustrate the importance of this blog’s goal, I don’t know what will!