Dear Beloved Blog Readers,
I am so big time happy to be writing to you. You will be happy to know that we are working on some cool things.
I am really excited about the Voices and Choices Conference that Green Mountain Self Advocates just ran at the tail end of April.
I am thinking about its theme of “Everyday People.” I shared at the dinner that “I am an everyday wonderful person.”
Joyfully worked on a collaborative art project with Emily.
I am proud to say that I made adjustments to the workshop proposal that Hasan and Emily showed me that I think assisted it greatly. Hasan, our ‘Advocate of the Year’, did a great fun job leading the workshop. The best part for me, who like Emily played a supporting role, was dancing to Stevie Wonder with all the people who came to ‘Dancing with Your Agency, Who Gets to Lead?’
Now, it is time for me to share big news.
I am soon to be creating a workshop for a conference with Rowan Riggs. I am so happy to have him in my life. His grandmother, Melinda Moulton, was the keynote speaker at our agency awards lunch. She shared a lot about her revelations having a grandson with autism. I loved the poems she shared that Rowan wrote.
Here is one she didn't share but I want to. I got it on my birthday-
speaker so divine.
you translate the word for the universe to see.
you are a fire of flaming charisma and comic grace.
you light up the world with your brilliance.
streak though the night sky so that all can see.
I am thankful to say he is a good friend.
I am wishing you all good things too.
Mark The Very Graceful Comet