The people with disabilities that we are recently in contact are not nearly as the poor dear unfortionates. They are the ones that bear the brunt of their major calamaty. How calamitous suffering from being singing impaired. The ones we encountered at “the World’s Cheapest Freak Show” in Intercourse PA . I’m recalling the lady with no sense of direction. I’m afraid she’s wandering around like Hamlet’s ghost. I am reminded o that movie, “FreaKs” where the little people attack the full size floozy girl.
“I think I do. Remember last night we watched the 30s movie cult classic “Freaks” The one directed by Todd Browning who directed “Dracula” with Bela Legosi. From a story by Tom Robbins “Spurs” They were really freaky there. the half boy whose body stopped at the rib cage and the fat lady, the Siamese twin sisters who looked like they were stapled together, Daisy and Violet Hilton, the other Hilton sisters, the bearded woman, the ultra thin man, the pinheads medical name microcephalics, the He she, others. Oh those twin sisters were really close to each other. But not nearly as close as we are to each other. You know the fat lady reminds me the career counselor at the special school in Allentown told super fat Mike how as long as there was a side show he’d never fear unemployment. He was at least three hundred pounds at 5’5″ That was so dear of him to look after FatMike’s welfare.
“Getting back to the people with disabilities that we are helping in their quest to work. I’d like to emphasis the fact that we must emphasis what they can do vs what they can’t. Lets as the saying goes accent the positive. Most everyone possesses useful qualities. The thing is to recognize that fact and proceed from there. First we need to discover the skills. Remember they are much more fortunate than the poor freaks we saw a couple years ago. At least they don’t suffer from a lack of direction, a post nasal drip, or their little finger forever curled like a curly quo. ”