I often hear parents of children with disabilities voice concern over people staring at their kids… but is the alternative better?
Louis Lim’s powerful observation makes me absolutely sure I will continue to embrace any prolonged gazes cast towards Mac. I don’t ever want him to be invisible to his community, invisible to our society or to be “eliminated from our consciousness”.
So I guess I offer a word of caution to those who have difficulty accepting the ‘stare’. “Be careful what you wish for”, there might just be way more at stake if a stare, a sidewards glance, a gawk or an outright ‘gape’ is eliminated – invisibility is a poor alternative.