Friday, August 24, 2012

Speaking of "Beautiful".

Although some commenters might be wondering, I haven't abandoned the discussion on beauty initiated in the previous post.  It's been a busy week and I haven't had the time or mental energy to put anything coherent together - yet.

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!


  1. Thanks for sharing the video of Jeffery I really enjoyed watching. He sounds like quite an amazing man.

    1. Rachel, Jeff really is an amazing character! I only see him every few years, but no matter how long it's been - he always greets me with "Hello, Kerry Miller!" Makes me feel that I am still part of the fabric of his life - as he is, of mine!!

  2. Hi Sis
    That video brought back so many memories. Love Jeff!
    Its made me feel all mushy and squishy

    1. I KNOOOOWWW!! & yeah, had that effect on me too!!! xxx


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