Well said Alison. I also think that disabled children should be integrated into ‘normal’ schools. This is how tolerance and acceptance starts. It takes effort and money and time, but it would be worth it.
Today is a significant one in world history. No matter which side of the fence we stand on, we have no choice but to accept. Around the world, governments are also preparing to show acceptance. And yet, there seems to be a global sense of uncertainty, and fear.
I fear for the minorities. I fear for acceptance. For tolerance. And I am reminded of something I wrote a few years ago for 1000 voices speak for compassion, which I think is as relevant today as it was then, if not more so.
I don’t like moths. I don’t like how they enter my house uninvited, fluttering blindly about, and cluster in a seething panic around any available light source. The frenzied flapping of their dull, tattered wings gives me the creeps.
But I love butterflies. When they gate-crash, I feel privileged, blessed, and patiently herd them out to freedom for…
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