Tuesday, September 22, 2009

At Queen's Park - day 49

This morning I went to Home Depot to return spare parts we did not use while installing the gutters on Sunday. The traffic was very heavy. To get here from Etobicoke, and find the parking spot it took me 1 1/2 hours. Ironically, today is an international "No Car Day". Well, maybe somewhere else in the world. In Toronto not many, if any, took it to heart and left the car at home.

There is 30% chance of rain, so i brought with me the giant golf umbrella, and I feel brave.

I was expecting that Edward, the injured worker that was here yesterday, would be here today too as he promised. But I could not find him. After I came home I found e-mails from him - Ed is waiting for the permit to protest, and will be back after he gets it and maybe even before that.

Ed's girlfriend has a teenage granddaughter with Asperger's syndrome. If she comes, we will have common ground to cover. Four years ago the only knowledge I had about autism was from the movie "Rainman". Now I come across it all the time and everywhere. When I protest at Queen's Park I am not allowed to approach people, but sometimes they approach me, and when they do, they almost always have autistic children in their family. Today there was a family with two siblings with autism. I was talking to their grandmother and aunt. They were encouraging me to keep fighting.

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