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Rep. Mark Udall

10 Years After the ADA

 

 

She Can't Even Walk, But She Dances

by Eunice Taylor Favors

She canít even walk,
    but she dances;
she dances with her eyes,
    urging,
        insisting,
            encouraging

She dances with her laughter,
    silly,
        sincere,
            infectious

She dances with her voice,
    clear,
        sultry,
            soothing

She dances with her crooked walk,
    uneven,
        undaunted,
            unwavering
With movement of life she dances

Who is this woman,
    tall or stout,
    young or old,
    family or friend?

Woman who has molded
    Stones and boulders
    into steps and bridges

Her strength of inner will
    defies shackles and
    senseless circumstances,
Sensitivity
    lightens sandpapers obstacles,
Patience
    balances fiery anger

You know her,
    dancing with life,
        listening,
            inspiring

Her soft, passionate beauty
    loving you
        more than music

She canít even walk,
but she dances


6/12/88

Disability Life Magazine

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Ten Years After ADA:  Still Working to Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities

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Sex, Death, and Other People's Money

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Ode to Lyle Bald Eagle

Mi Cassa, My Choice

Attitudes - An Early Acceptance Program

In Ecuador, Persons with Disabilities Fight for Dignity

Praise the Lord 

Touched by a Miracle

Wind Chime Walker

A Healing Journey

 

 

Words from the Heart

Nursing Home Blues

Reality

Not Dead Yet

 

Our Shared History

by Steven Brown

New York League of the Physically Handicapped

Americans with Disabilities Act 

History of the Division of Rehabilitation-
Education Services

 


 

 

Philip Silverman is an artist who works with religious themes. He is committed to his faith. His drawings explore themes from Jewish religion and culture. His images capture the interplay between the realms of the body and the spirit, the everyday and the imaginative, and the medieval and the modern.

Philip prefers to work in pencil line drawings. He is interested in a wider audience for his art, and would appreciate opportunities to display it.

Mr. Silverman is a person with a developmental disability. For additional information on his work, he may be contacted through A & H Publishing, P. O. Box 441215, Aurora, Colorado, 80044-1215 or call (800) 321-8708

 

 


 

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