Saturday, September 19, 2015
Buddy Walk 2015
this news, and in general also just because there are sad things going on all over the country with respect to the value of human life and especially the lives of those with Down syndrome. It was good and life-affirming to hang out with many others walking the same road, to celebrate little things, to take a sunny and easy walk around the Rose Quarter, and eat hot dogs and make silly faces with the orange slices. This is the world my daughter lives and thrives in every day, and the rest of us probably don't enter it often enough. It's a world where people cheer for you and give you ribbons just for walking around the block, Santa is always there with a hug, you get a cool prize for spinning a wheel, and they give you a new and colorful t-shirt to keep. What's not to like? Who wouldn't want to live in this world full-time? Why can't "real life" be a little more like the Buddy Walk?