Famous Poems About Disability

You might never have heard any poems about or by people with disability, that’s because you don’t give a stuff. You don’t give much and you definitely don’t give enough. Your life is about your friends and family, and if they don’t limp or walk with a cane, what have you got to gain, by helping anybody else. Don’t you know that charity begins at home, you can’t hear a whimper or a moan. On a good day, the blind might see, on a good day, you walk free from fear of falling down. On that good day, retribution is coming down, today.

Famous Poems About Disability

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are the most famous poems about disability, because Achilles lipless and very bloody angry all the time. Priam is blind to his children’s failings and depressed. Odysseus is clearly tripping and probably psychotic. Greek poetry is primarily concerned with killing, buggery and incestual fucking. You have to ask the question, are we all disabled inside? Could that idea about us all being normal and the same be a lie? Do you know what your disability might be? What it looks like deep inside you? What is feels like deep inside?

Have you heard the one about the one armed woman and the one legged man? Together they entered the three legged, egg and spoon race and won. If they have children will they blessed or cursed with disability? Is what’s on the outside, the same as what’s on the inside? Do I imagine myself perfect, with an elegant sufficiency of arms and legs? What does the blind man see inside? Abraham, Moses and Noah all imagined an ominous awful being called God; today we would lock them up and sedate them for a very long time.

Gilgamesh mourned Enkidu, who was disabled, being merely human before his demi-god friend. Death is inevitable for us mortals, whether we have one or two working legs. Gilgamesh chats with a barmaid about the differences between being human and divine. Disability comes in many guises, as do ‘so-called’ divine beings. Odin only had one working eye, the other was covered with a patch.  This gave him the gift of second sight. Odin would often appear as an old street bum, his power shrouded in rags. Nobody knew if they were conversing with the king of the gods or just an ancient. That’s the thing about disability, you never truly know who is the greater being beyond the disguise. Disability support in Australia at www.disabilitymacarthur.org.au.

 

European Kitchens: Northern Italy’s Culinary Secrets

Italy has been famous for its delicious foods, such as pasta, pizza, risotto and other delicious meat and fish meals. However, there is no particular Italian specialty that is common in the entire country. The country’s cuisine is intensely affected by their regional history, beliefs, and availability of the ingredients for a certain season.  It’s important to note that, when traveling in the country, travelers may observe that some delicacies are only accessible in certain areas. More so, a wide variation of dishes is also present from district to district. The geographical and colonial background has something to do with this. Evidently, the distinctive food culture absolutely showcases the country’s significant past.

Italy comprises three primary geographical areas; the north, central and the south. This article focuses on the Northern Italian cuisine and its complexities.  Since it borders Austria, Switzerland, France and resting at the foot of the Alps and Dolomites, the dishes in the region reflect that of its neighbors.

European Kitchens: Northern Italy’s Culinary Secrets

Learning how Italians manage the kitchen seems to be very complex. For example, kitchen designs play an important role as they do the work. European kitchen designs have even made their way to Western Australia which helps ease the job and save time. It is also important to understand the different methods on how to purchase, prepare, eat, drink, and consider the nourishment.  Similarly, the necessity to familiarize the sheepy way of pecorino cheddar, the consistency of a carbonara, and the way they blend garlic, rosemary and white wine. Moreover, the way they braise veal gradually, broil sheep with rosemary and the like. Everything demands effort, consistency, creativity, and other Italian kitchen secrets.

Unlike Southern dishes, cuisines in the north are more butter- and dairy-based, with the extensive use of rosemary and sage. Less olive oil, pasta and tomato sauce and a substantial dependence on butter (or lard), rice, corn (for polenta) and cheeses for cream sauces in their cooking are a common practice in this part of the country with the exception of the areas near the lake and Liguria, where the famous Ligurian olive oil originated. The region favors the combination of gnocchi, risotto and polenta dishes unlike in the south meals are not perfect without a pasta course.

With its rich food traditions and flavor, it is a place where one’s cravings are satisfied. Italy is one destination that food lovers would surely not miss.