Sobering piece on the Giffords recovery that hopefully will tamp down the optimism to more reasonable levels. I think the piece did a good job explaining that when the doctors say something, in their vernacular it might mean something much, much different than what it means to the rest of us. A good day, by their standards, may be starting to barely utter a phonetic that has eluded Giffords to date.
On the third page, the piece described music therapy, so I did some googling of the therapist mentioned and found this video clip demonstrating what exactly is done in music therapy. Pretty fascinating stuff, and at the same time, should illustrate just how severely damaged Giffords was by this attack. For some reason, I have this feeling that people expect her to just show up at the shuttle launch and be her same vivacious self, and that just isn’t going to happen. I think people are going to be shocked when Giffords finally comes into the public eye again.
The whole situation is sad, and I personally wish that they had let the cameras in from day one to chronicle just how awful gun violence is, and what can be done to a human being by some young punk in a split second to a wonderful human being. But that is just an obscene request, and no one in their right mind would allow that kind of violation of their privacy.
Our gun laws are just insane. But, I guess, not much more insane than the rest of the really stupid and destructive things we do.