So many times I have seen and heard people with disabilities being discouraged from having loving and intimate relationships. Sometimes that discouragement has sounded suspiciously like forbidding.
Never have I understood the reasons why.
I stumbled across this video clip from the National Film Board of Canada. This animated short pays tribute to two men with Down's syndrome who shared an intimate and profoundly loving relationship that deeply affected the filmmaker, Shira Avni. Narrator Brian Davis, also intellectually challenged, brings the men alive with great sensitivity, and I absolutely love his laugh.
I understand that the subjects in this video and their relationship may make some of you uncomfortable. Not only because they are disabled, but also because they are of the same sex. I just ask that you set those uncomfortable feelings aside for a moment so you can drink in how very special a relationship these two people found in each other. I wish everyone could be as blessed and as happy.