After the explosion, he saw "bits" of himself in a tree, and took stock of what was missing (an arm and two legs). Then he took stock of what remained—right hand, eyes.
And he thought, "I can work."
From the World's Best Photography Magazine this morning, the amazing tale of the rehabilitation of photographer Giles Duley—"pulled along by what would seem an incurably upbeat mind." I'll say.
He says that for him to make sense of what happened to him, he has to make it advantageous to the work he does. I guess that covers the tripod mount fitted to the prosthetic of his missing left arm.
Some people are made of firm stuff indeed. Good luck and godspeed, Giles.
(Thanks to Jeremy Thomason)
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Featured Comment by John Camp (a.k.a. John Sandford): "I've always thought that one of the great gifts you can get in life, in western culture, anyway, is the will to work—it gives definition to everything else. Giles is an inspiration."
(Note: I linked to John's books here not in the interest of any sort of commercialism, but because it's directly pertinent to the content of this comment. John's one of the hardest working guys I know, and an inspiration himself in that regard, to me at least. —Ed.)