A difficult story in the first U.S. face transplant, performed on a Dallas Wiens. 25 years old and a father, Dallas lost nearly the entire topography of his face in a work related accident involving a high voltage line. The generosity of a donor has given him a miraculous shot at some semblance of human appearance and facial function. To me, the pictures are essentially impossible to view. I do not say this lightly; I believe I would have been inclined to take my own life. Dallas, in his own words, however, chose betterness over bitterness. And, in that choice he sees, in some sense, more clearly than us all. His personal support site is here.
You gotta face the world.
Performed by ipoet. Music produced by dj clutch.
Today’s audio here:Face the World
Oh, and to show you how real this ipoet business is, peep my recording conditions last night at 1:23 am. My wife is in Australia and my parents are in town to help with the kids. I didn’t want to ipoet-lullaby them to sleep, so I retreated to the garage. And, yes, that is a scooter; a child’s sippy cup in the shape of a witch’s head; and our two recycling bins in the background. I had to shoo a raccoon from our cat’s food bowl before settling down to record at my daughters’ craft table. No lie. I do this for the glamour.