Han Shan, that great and crazy, wonder-filled Chinese poet of a thousand years ago, said:
We’re just like bugs in a bowl. All day going around never leaving their bowl.
I say, That’s right! Every day climbing up
the steep sides, sliding back.
Over and over again. Around and around.
Up and back down.
Sit in the bottom of the bowl, head in your hands,
cry, moan, feel sorry for yourself.
Or. Look around. See your fellow bugs.
Say, Hey, how you doin’?
Say, Nice Bowl!
~ David Budbill
This week’s podcast is a conversation with Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn. We talk about Inclusion Press, MAPS and PATH planning tools, storytelling and the importance of coming together.
I struggled to write this show notes because I can’t do justice to the quality of Lynda and Jack’s contribution in this episode.
I just hope you listen and ask yourself what kind of bug in a bowl you choose to be today.
Resources & Links Mentioned:
- ABCD – When People Care Enough to Act
- The PATH & MAPS: HANDBOOK: Person Centered Ways to Build Community
- Make a Difference: A guidebook for Person Centered Direct Support Work
- Bundle of these three books
- Judith Snow – Great Questions – free e-book
- Person-Centered Planning with MAPS and PATH – A Workbook for Facilitators
- Planning for a Real Life After School
- What Matters – Reflections on Disability, Community and Love
- Making Homes That Work
- Fold over poster (5 valued experiences referenced of course in Make a Difference, PATH & MAPS Handbook and Person-Centered Planning with MAPS and PATH – A Workbook for Facilitators)
- PATH, MAPS and Circles of Support
- Resources for Inclusion & CHANGEMAKERS
- Thinking about Employment?
- Inclusion Theatre
- Virtual Toronto Summer Institute – recordings – coming soon
- Ideas that Matter – pre-Virtual TSI events
Special thanks to Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn for joining me this week. Until next time!