Cartoon: “Lit Up blue” By Kaveh Adel Iranian American Cartoonist
April 2nd was Autism Awareness day and a lot of people designate it with a color and even the phrase “Light it Up Blue” and on social media with #liub
I like the idea of bringing about awareness yet I find designating a color is limiting to the vast world of brilliance we see with individuals with Autism and Asperger’s who are as beautiful as the different spectra of light.
A stigma with a color attaches a specific lens and automatically puts a separation between people.
Why not just “light it up”….. period!
Same is true for anyone with a challenge, a minority group, a different faith, a different race and so forth.
We are all human. Why not see one another through each other’s lens? It might be a blue lens, maybe red……. or yellow. You won’t know unless you engage! The color of the SKY is blue only because of our perception of the real light allowed by our earthly atmosphere…. not many people take the time to understand why?
Love, understand, empathize, be….
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