Today, we’re continuing our new Creative Giants blog series in anticipation of Life After Art. You know how I said that creativity comes in lots of forms? Well today’s guest is an excellent example. Ryan Haack’s blog, Living One-Handed is an amazing primer on the creativity it takes to live, you guessed it, with just one hand. (His blog is entirely typed with one hand too.) Ryan’s got a great story for us today.
McDonald’s was the scene of the crime.
My cousin and I were sitting in that merry-go-round thing. Joining us in the saucer were three very small boys. They were staring, but saying nothing. I could tell by the looks on their faces that they were wondering what happened to my left arm, when one of them finally squeaked out, “Um…what happened to your arm?” I looked at my cousin and we both smiled knowingly. “I’m sorry, what?” I asked the boy. He looked at his friends and mumbled again, “Your…arm…what happened to your arm?”
“I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you’re asking. What happened to my…” I said as I looked at my left arm and then… “MY ARM! WHERE’S MY ARM?! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!” I screamed! We both jumped out and started running around, yelling, throwing woodchips. We climbed to the top of Officer Big Mac and banged on the bars, laughing like crazy.
Come on, a kid can only say, “I was just born that way” so many times before he snaps.