“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami
There isn’t anyone who hasn’t weathered a storm. But what does it take, not only to truly know about, to be intimate with, but also to embrace and accept, the ways the storm forever changes us, as Murakami suggests?
“Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will 'turn the necessity to glorious gain.”
― C.S. Lewis
To embrace and accept the ways the storm forever changes us is, I believe, to search for and encounter what C.S. Lewis means by the vocation concealed by the disability—the new work born through the eye of the storm.
May we all keep turning the necessity to glorious gain!