Contributed by Ido Kedar, Author of In Two Worlds
A life lived without talking is nearly incomprehensible to most people. I have invited others to try, just for a few hours, to live without talking, gesturing, handwriting, or other means of expression. None have taken on the challenge. It’s too isolating, painful and frustrating. But I have lived without speaking my entire life due to a condition called motor apraxia. This means my motor system doesn’t receive the necessary instructions from my brain to move the way I want. That often gives people the impression that there is a lack of understanding, but that is not correct.