2009 - A Tall, Handsome, Mature, "Handi-Capable" Gulf Seabird
by J. R. Beatty
All living animals have limitations. None are PERFECT in all respects. A tall, sad looking, handicapped, possibly depressed, Gulf of Mexico Seabird was resting by the shoreline on a wooden piling encrusted with barnacles.
Unfortunately, this sad Seabird appeared to have only one functioning, banded leg to stand on as he stared quietly out into the Gulf. In the next photo he swiveled his head and revealed his handsome, mature profile.
At that time I wondered: "What is this handicapped Seabird 'thinking' and 'feeling'?" Surprisingly, only seven months later I would know and understand. A powerful predictive prophetic photo, for sure.
We should EMPHASIZE their MANY CAPABILITIES, not just CONCENTRATE on their few handicap limitations or disabilities! If only we will allow these special "Seabird" folks to be empowered by REAL encouragement from ALL other "slightly-more-able-bodied-at-present" folks. Then they could both LIVE AND WORK up to their maximum potential for the Greater Good!