Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Bridging Distances



The above picture is of a t-shirt I received from my blogging buddy Attila the Mom. Her son created the beautiful artwork at the age of 10.

How wonderful is it to receive a gift you are not expecting, from someone you admire tremendously and who obviously thinks you are worthy of receiving such a gift? PRETTY DAMN WONDERFUL!

Thank you, my fierce bunny slipper wearing friend. And thank you, Matthew.

The organization where you can create and purchase such wonderful gifts is called The Nth Degree.

Their philosophy?

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Disability Culture…The Nth Degree is about turning light bulbs on. We are about helping folks to recognize that there is no such thing as "Us and Them", just one big "Us". We're about increasing awareness and understanding; as much about the celebration of our individuality and our differences, as the search for common ground…
Finally, The Nth Degree is about feeding our sense of humor… Laughter is the elixir of life and the universal language. Shared, it levels walls; opens minds, assuages fear.”

Also mentioned in the philosophy blurb is a quotation from author and spiritual leader Ram Dass:

"We're all just walking each other home."

I like that. Very much.



P.S. Ted did read my post G’day, Mate! and left a comment addressed to all. I knew he was checking out Mom’s blog!

6 comments:

oreneta said...

Ooooh, how nice is that? I love the art work...so lively and brilliant!

Jay said...

Nothing beats a little surprise gift.

Mrs. G. said...

What a cool t-shirt. I am a big fan of Attila the Mom.

Dorky Dad said...

Neat t-shirt. Attila rocks.

Eileen said...

That is so Cool!!!! I love it! Nothing like a surprise gift, from one great woman to another. I am going to that site right now to check out the other treasures. I love Attila and I love you. It is a Perfect match. You both so get IT.
XOXOXO

La La said...

Wow! That is very cool! Yay! for awesome gifts and those who give them!