What if you had no voice?Over the weekend I had the remarkable pleasure of watching The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. I immediately went online to order the book composed by the subject of this movie -- Jean-Dominique Bauby.
In 1995, "Jean Do," the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed and "locked-in." Before he died in 1996, Bauby dictated his memoir, communicated entirely by blinking his left eye. This film -- as well as every carefully chosen word in his story -- will stay with me for a long, long time.