Food for Thought
Food for Thought – November 2, 2015
So I’m going to repeat a few words I’ve uttered countless times; words so powerful and honest they tear at the hubris of every jackass who participates in the debasing of the grieving:
Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.
I’ve grieved many times in my life. I’ve been overwhelmed with shame and self-hatred so strong it’s nearly killed me.
The ones who helped—the only ones who helped—were those who were there. And said nothing.
In that nothingness, they did everything.
In our conversation about Fozzie, my son eventually conceded that yeah, an autistic character on “Sesame Street” may not be a bad thing. “I mean, Fozzie’s a Muppet, but he isn’t on ‘Sesame Street,’” he said. “Maybe this new character will help little kids understand. As long as they don’t make her a stereotype.”
AAC Family Friday – This is the last post for AAC Family Friday. I love seeing kids in action speaking. Do you think Aidan and Garreth are headed for Vegas?