Gentle Readers, I'm not doing a blog today, I'm asking for help on three things. If you are able to help you may either leave a comment or you can simply send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I really appreciate any help you can be.
I am working on a project, and have been for almost 3 years, and in doing research I came across this little verse. I would dearly like to know who originated the quote. I have found it on four or five web pages always attributed to 'anon'. If you know, I'd be thrilled.
The quote reads: I dreamt of heaven the other night, and the pearly gates swung wide. An angel with halo bright, ushered me inside. And there to my astonishment, stood folks I'd judged & labeled as quite "unfit," of "little worth," and "spiritually disabled." Indignant words rose to my lips, but NEVER were set free, for EVERY face showed stunned surprise, not ONE expected Me!
At Vita we are gearing up to really begin a campaign against the 'R Word'. Many of you remember the Words Hit cards that we produced around the time of Tropic Thunder. We've waited to have distance from the movie to begin, we didn't want this to be seen as a protest against words in a movie rather than words in the mouths of our neighbours. In doing some research we came across that wonderful speech by Soeren Palumbo against the word and in defense of his sister. We'd very much like to send him some of the cards. We found him on Facebook and to my surprise Manuela, our ED has a facebook page ... who knew? ... and she sent him a message on his page. We'd like, however, to send him a letter along with some cards. If you know how to get ahold of him, we'd appreciate it.
We are watching a box set of Holocaust, the miniseries starring Meryl Streep and James Woods, and in it there is a scene wherein James Wood's character, in a concentration camp was being taught what the various triangles meant, brown for Gypsy, pink for Gay and so on. Then the character picks up a white rectangle with the word BLOD on it, the O had two dots over top of it. He asks what it means. He was told that it was for the disabled, the morons, the unfit, he asks their crime and you know the answer. We've read a lot about the Holocaust and I've searched before for the symbol for those with disabilities and never found any reference to any such thing. The movie claims to be quite well researched. Does anyone know about this? Does anyone know what it means? I'm guessing from a bit of googling it is a reference somehow to 'bad blood' meaning 'unfit'. Any history buffs out there? Penny are you reading today?
For those who came for a blog today, I'm sorry, I'll be back at blogging again tomorrow, every now and then we need to ask for help.
HOPE I WASN'T A BOTHER!