We have been spending a great deal of time at this years Special Olympic Games here in Los Angeles. Now, not so much time that it would account for my nearly 8 month hiatus but yep, we have passed a whole lotta beautiful time there, Zoey and I, since the games began last Sunday. Its been a joy to be among our people as I often say and quite frankly, I might go through a bit of a withdrawal as the games come to a close tomorrow. But what I will most definitely take with me, besides some incredible experiences and memories, is the desire to do more to see inclusion, dignity and respect for all be common place in this world. Tall order? For sure. But so much more can and has to, be done. This is a very well written and thoughtful piece from the NY. Times today and worth a read.
And, as an added bonus to this out of the blue post, a few pictures A repeat for people who follow me on Facebook and Instagram but, for anyone who, on the off chance might still have my blogger in their reader, a bit of the magic that have us wanting to stay put in that bubble that surrounded us during these World Games.
Wherever we went, Zoey waved to every single person she passed. She would frantically wave that little arm said hi and as of late has even stepped up her game and says "Hola" nearly as much as she said "Hi" Totally cracks us up. And in return people just showered her love, not to mention with pins from all over the world. And today, an athlete from El Salvador, came up to her, kissed her on the top of her head, took his medal from around his neck and put it around hers. It was so touching. So much more to share but I think I will leave it at that. Best let the shock of my resurfacing sink in. I have no idea what compelled me to write but I did and we'll see where it leads.
Hopefully not to another 8 month shut down. Or maybe. Hard to say.