Get a Grip

Odds And Ends

Le Yati Min was born in Myanmar at the end of 2009 with a condition known as polydactylism, that is, with extra fingers and toes. She has six fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot. Albeit unusual, it is a physical condition without much of a down-side. (Nevertheless, it was sufficient to keep my cousin out of the army.)   Her family is now seeking to have her listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the most “digitally enhanced” person in the world. He mother claims that she is a happy child given some natural advantages: “She seems to have a stronger grip on things – she doesn’t drop things much.”   I would like to think this applies to thoughts as well as objects. For Le Yati Min having a stronger grip on things is reality, for the rest of us it remains a hope.


Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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