When Ruby found out we were going to see her in the morning she asked, 'Do we have to come to Toronto?' I told her, that we were coming to Ottawa. She asked if we were staying at their house, an odd question because we never do. I said we were going to be in a hotel. She's been in a lot of hotels with us so I reminded her, 'It's the hotel with the long hallway where you get to run superfast.' She knew immediately which hotel it was and got excited.
After all she likes to run superfast and she knows the hotel has a pool. So she asked, 'Wanna see me run superfast right now??' I asked her how I could see her because I was on the phone. She thought for a minute and said, 'You don't have to SEE me.'
'I'll put the phone down hard so you can hear it, I'll run over there, and then I'll run back and pick up the phone and say, hi. And, AND, I'll run superfast both over there and back here.'
Without waiting, she dropped the phone, I heard running steps off into the distance and then all the way back, she picked up the phone and said, breathlessly, 'Hi, Dave.'
'Wow, that was really superfast,' I said, not knowing where she ran to and from but knowing that it must have been superfast any ways.
I struggled to stay on the phone for a few more minutes because I so wanted to get off the phone to tell Joe. So after we said goodbye, I told Joe about the superfast race.
We both agreed that's she's becoming the master of adaptability and accessibility, 'can't see me, who cares? We'll do it a different way!'
For the longest time I thought that Ruby with her penchant for spirituality and lovely discussions about God and his Kid was headed for the ministry.
Now, I'm hoping she's headed for a Ministry in the House of Commons. By gum, with her at the helm, adaptation and creativity will be the norm and accessibility will be the law.