Accessibility is one of the crucial questions of the age. How people have equitable access is a question that has matured into an all-encompassing way of understanding the world. Racial and class difference, ableist assumptions, transportation availability, hidden social norms––all kinds of forces conspire to keep people from having access to places, programs, resources and experiences. And we work diligently to try and address those things, but so often it is difficult to overcome all of these barriers. Maybe we have imaginations that are too small. But maybe it feels to hard to make the effort.
All the more reason, then, to marvel when someone comes up with a way to make something accessible even when it seems like it’s basically impossible to include someone with a disability. This video above demonstrates just that as a magician performs a special trick to ensure that a blind man is able to participate in the show. This kind of performance clinches the powerful force that caring about access and inclusion plays in the world.
Sometimes it is hard to tap into our spiritual selves or find time to nurture our creativity and intellectual curiosity. Here is a section that reflects on some nourishing materials from around the web and related media channels in order to get us thinking, get us feeling, and get us reflecting on the lives we are living in this big world. **Some Adult/Mature Themes May Appear in Links and Other Attached Material**
Allan T. Georgia, MDiv, MTS, PhD