R is often seen these days ( and in this picture ) with looking for English Language clips on “Youtube”
When I ask him what he wants – he replies these days “ ee ef ay sar dot co “( eflstar.com)
These are all tutorials for people who are learning English as a foreign language.
He looks at each picture and listens raptly as the announcer says the word
Then he rewinds the clip
Then he tries to say it himself
He does a pretty good job – considering he cannot make several sounds ( l, r, w )
But he tries
Sometimes, he even does a hard word like "Hippopotamus"- (which is long – but does not have the dreadful l, r, w )
His eager face- hungry to learn, his daily and cheerful labor makes me want to cry ( and sometimes I do)
There is something so deeply touching about the cheerful courage of a child
For a child simply does not know what he cannot do.
I am so glad he did not understand when his speechie said it was one of the worst cases of Apraxia she had ever seen
So glad he has no idea how many problems he has.
For R does not know what he cannot do.
He simply knows he wants to
“The best way out is through” said Robert Frost.
More recently my weightwatchers meeting leader said yesterday , "There are two things essential to success- first, to start and second, to go on!"
R is living these things
He is talking in spite of having a mouth that did not know what to do !
What could you do if were unburdened by the knowledge of what you could not?
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