Letters and words, devoid of meaning, are a familiar sight for many individuals. In the United States alone, one in five people are affected by Dyslexia. This project seeks to shift the conversation about dyslexia—to an appreciation of differences rather than focus on disability. The work provides a foundation for understanding, inclusion and support for individual thinking styles.
There’s a version of the world that exists in parallel
to this one, which appears sometimes during car
journeys. As I fly past words out there in the world,
the speed allows me to misread them. I didn’t know
there used to be such a thing as a ‘sugary’ as well as
bakeries and butchers. I imagine people in ye olden
days queuing up to buy sugar carved in ounces from
huge sugar loafs. Rough and crumbly. Bumpy,
random shaped lumps of sweetness, and not orderly
cubes. I discover later that what I had seen was a surgery.
My momentary insight into that other place recedes,
and the world of accuracy and precision, of medicines
and cures, reasserts itself.
Loncraine, Rebecca. "world in parallel." Forgotten Letters: An Anthology of Literature by Dyslexic Writers. Ed. Naomi Folb. S.l.: Rasp, 2011. 26. Print.
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