Friday, August 24, 2012
Speaking of "Beautiful".
However, I was sent something during the week that brought tears to my eyes, and seemed a perfect example of the kinds of things that are "beautiful" in a way that might just transcend biology, attraction, and all that is easily explained.
The sender was my "other brother", Lionel. We grew up together - my siblings and I spending as much time, or more, at his family's house, than our own! I blogged about growing up with the Young family, here. He's still family. Lionel's older brother, Jeff, was disabled as a result of cerebral palsy, and might have been seen (by some) as unable to make much of a contribution to society as a result of his disabilities. Today, he lives in supported accommodation with other men with disabilities. And unbeknowns to me (until this week), has become an artist.
The art program Jeff is part of was documented on ABC recently, and the section on Jeff and his art can be viewed here: Jeffery Young Painting Memories (It's quite short - and beautifully put together)
It brought tears to my eyes. Jeff really is - beautiful!