Options are Open Doors

Who else heard as a child, “In or out!” As the screen door banged against the frame for the umpteenth time?

Why did we rush back and forth so many times? Drinks of water or Koolaid? Bathroom?  Just to take a minute to cool off from the hot, humid air? One more toy, prop, or idea?

In. Or. Out.

This is firmly a “grown-up” attitude. One or the Other.

Remember the days when you would flit between ideas, between worlds, between ambitions? Then came the applications and classes and cubicles that narrowed their eyes at you and said

So Close, Yet So Far Away #LeaveNoOneBehind #WDSD19

I proudly share and emphasize the achievements of people with Down syndrome.

I intentionally spotlight success stories. 

All the while keeping in mind a spotlight, in some ways, emphasizes the presence of only a few on the stage. 

I forever marvel at how much more our world has to gain if we just gave everyone a chance at a solid educational foundation and appropriate health care. 

How much further along would our planet be *right now* if “the few” didn’t cut off these opportunities for the many? 

The next great scientist, artist, peace-maker, leader,