When asked how he created such stunning works of art, a famous sculptor once said that he instills in his mind a clear image of the form and then removes everything that is not a part of it. In a way, God has shorn from Sunni nearly all of the adornments that would be considered part of a basic human life. She cannot act on her own, communicate, or possibly understand even simple concepts. She is left as a nearly pure example of human life without anything to distract us from its elegant beauty.
I am clipping this out because he said (and extremely well) exactly what I often thought when Aidan was at his sickest, or when I saw some of the most severely disabled little ones at the hospital. This is not a sentimental thing -- it is simply a truth about the dignity of the human being aside from any other "accidental" attribute. It's something like "the power of the powerless"