Sunday, September 6, 2009

At Queen's Park - day 39



Today we were not alone on the Queen's Park grounds. There were people on a Walk for Justice. Family members and friends of victims of violent crimes. Sometimes, when facing other people suffering I am lost for words, and I shy away. What do you say to a mother who lost her teenage son to senseless act of violence? That "everything happens for a reason"? People say it to me quite often when we talk about Sebastian's autism . Am I too sensitive or is it quite a crude thing to say? I hear it most often from people of faith. I myself feel an urge to get off my comfortable agnostic fence, but I would never dare to say to person facing suffering or loss that its is all for the best.


Simon came to Toronto with us today.




2 comments:

  1. Will Sebastian let people carry him? Or only particular people?

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  2. Sebastian does not have a problem with physical contact. Simon knows and has been carrying him from birth, so they have special relationship.

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