there is beauty in difference!

Sometimes you guys totally blow me away.

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the phrase "I don't see differences" -- saying how I believed that ignoring differences isn't what will eradicate discrimination, prejudice or bigotry, but rather seeing the beauty in differences will.  I will admit to you now that when I wrote that, I was angry, and dashed off the post largely without thinking.  And honestly, I was quite heartened at the enthusiastic response it got.  It made me feel so much better.  So thank you.

And then, this morning, I got an email:


I have been reading your wonderfully passionate and loving blog for a few months and have become enamored with your approach to life in general but he beauty of people in particular. In a facebook posting, you had us repeat the phrase "there is beauty in difference" until we had it memorized. I thought it was a wonderful approach to getting your message across.

One of your readers expressed that they wished the phrase was available in a poster that could be used in her classroom. Well ... I couldn't resist taking a whack at it. If you see fit, please make this available to your readers. I created it to fit on 11x14 paper and the file is high resolution, so it should print well.


Is this not the kindest thing you've seen all day?

I called Tim, and it turns out that he's not a graphic designer, but a photo hobbyist, who just like to play with design.  I can't tell you how moved I am by this.

And so, thanks entirely to Tim's creativity and kindness, click here to download the 11x14 poster you see above -- put it in your kids' rooms, your classrooms, your offices, wherever you think could use the good word.  And I've promised Tim that if he ever decides to open a graphic design studio, I'll be sure to let everyone know.  Because, seriously.

Thank you so much, Tim.