Able Metaphors

Adam Mars-Jones "Cinematically Challenged" collected in Blind Bitter Happiness

So when cinema wants to show a state of mind, it tends to show a state of body instead.

Films with a blindness theme tend to be about trust, films with a deafness theme tend to be about isolation. Both genres express the simultaneous fear of and need for other people. Films with a theme of wheelchair-boundness tend to be about a metaphorical powerlessness.

Trust, isolation, metaphorical [which I almost transcribed as "metaphysical"] powerlessness. There's a gradation here.

And so for day 183