2021: Creating a Lexicon of Future

B is for Breathe

The first thing we do as we enter this world is inhale. The last thing we do is exhale. In between we have experiences that ‘take our breath away’ and, fingers crossed, give it back.

I became very aware of the power of breathing with my husband Keith Hogan who had a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which affected his ability to breathe. The last 2 years of his life he was on a respirator and from the moment the personal care attendant left for the night till the next morning, I was deeply attuned to the…