Monday, April 20, 2015

Elizabeth and Oliver

Elizabeth and Oliver teamed up for a powerfully moving presentation to a classroom of fifth graders about the inherent rights and dignity of the disabled. Sharing stories from their lives with their beloved Sophie, mother and son together created a powerful service project that opens not just eyes, but hearts too. We need it desperately. I hope they will take this show on the road.

The photo of Elizabeth and her youngest is from her blog, A Moon Worn as if it Were a Shell, "where poetry, politics, disability and parenting intersect."

If you read nothing else today, go there and read this.


6 comments:

  1. I agree with you. And Elizabeth and her children keep teaching me.
    The beauty and light in that family...

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  2. Thank you, Angella! That photo is so old -- or not that old, but Oliver and I look so YOUNG! That brought a smile to my face -- it was the day that I won this Shakespeare trivia contest, and I felt so proud of myself! I so appreciate you sharing our education post. What an honor it was to talk to those children and field their questions. I'm still a little high from it all!

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    1. Elizabeth, I think you and Oliver will change the world by talking to children. Goosebumps.

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  3. How funny that I'm seeing it here first! Going over to Elizabeth's blog now...

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    1. Steve, it's really worth reading. Thanks, friend.

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