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Season 3: Episode 12: Going Home Part 1

September 9, 2022

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Welcome to Episode 12… and welcome home. This two-part segment of the Blink of an Eye story details the behind-the-scenes fear and insecurity Archer and Louise were facing at the Shepherd Center in more detail than ever before. The foreboding of an overstayed welcome begins to set in, and you’ll experience heartbreaking as well as uplifting wonderings. Most importantly, hear what Louise was unable to share at the time, including texts, work and family stress, anxieties about going home and more. In this episode, Blink of an Eye reaches new heights of truth and authenticity with Louise’s “Personal Journal Notes.” These are entries written in real time by Archer’s beside, usually in the soft, nighttime glow of hospital monitors, which Louise never included in the Archer Blogs for reasons you will hear about. You’ll hear some surprises as well as ways that you might create a homecoming for your friends in crisis.  

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Ellen Webb, a long-time neighbor, friend and “sister,” as Louise describes in this first part of Episode 12. Ellen was on a walk at the time of Louise’s arrival to Baltimore, and she offered heartwarming support during what was an emotional return to the Senft family home.

 

Jim Hebert, a great neighbor, a father of three and a dear friend. Jim was a part of the yard brigade that kept the Senft house a beautiful home during Archer’s time in hospital care.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation and the Blink of an Eye non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5867-emotionalism

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7456-calm-meditation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

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Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8752-poignant-meditative-piano

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Piano Hymn by Alexander Nakarada

https://filmmusic.io/song/9276-piano-hymn

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

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Sad Reflection and Grief Piano by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8272-sad-reflection-and-grief-piano

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Sadness by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8051-sadness

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8563-ambient-suspenseful-calm

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod

 

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To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

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