Dear members and appreciated participants,
the period we are currently in is different from what we were used to so far. With certainty, this period is an opportunity for us to look at ourselves, to set goals again (small and big steps), to do everything for which there has not been enough time so far…
We would like to share with you some of the glimpses, thoughts, anecdotes that some of our members have provided to us from their home environment in these particular circumstances. This is to encourage members of the association and to raise awareness among the general public about how people with deafblindness spend their quarantine days.
Anton Polutnik reports that he is not running out of work even during the quarantine. Despite only one percent of the sight remaining and complete deafness, he is actively caring for his home and garden.
He founds the meaning in the family, work and artistic creation.
I am Anton Polutnik, member of The Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN. I stay home with my family during quarantine. My wife and I are happy to have a lot of sunny days as we spend most of them outside. We cultivate a large garden and orchard and tidy the house. I never run out of work. Whenever I take a break, I create clay statues and come up with new ideas for my theater performances. I look forward to the day when I can introduce them again to everyone in the association.