Humanity, at its core, needs no spoken words. Compassion. Empathy. Understanding. They need no words. Kindness and caring, loss and grief traverse culture, ethnicity, gender and disability. They need no words.
Today Jame’s jumped our joint back fence, as he often does to come play; but instead of play, today he was seeking comfort – he asked Cadence to help him make something he could give his baby brother to wear when he goes to heaven. You see, nine year old Jame’s little brother, who is just 10 weeks old, will, very soon, be going to Heaven.
Jame’s is a ‘typical’, adventurous, talkative and playful boy. Cadence is equally playful and adventurous – though being Autistic and predominately non-verbal in her communication style, doesn’t fall under the umbrella of a ‘typical’ seven year old girl.
Yet, there was something profoundly beautiful about watching these two children, sharing one seat together, in solidarity and support, at our outside table – Cadence silently teaching James the art of loom band bracelet making, quietly guiding him through the frustrations that often occur when learning a new skill; and listening thoughtfully while Jame’s worked and spoke of his thoughts about his baby brother, to her.
Friendship needs no spoken words. Compassion, empathy, kindness, acceptance – they need no spoken words. There is much beauty in humanity.