I cannot post the pictures that I took with tears running down my face. The pictures I took are privileged because the models were not actors, they were special needs kids at the high school where I work. On Halloween, the preschool children go trick or treating on campus to different classrooms that volunteer to have the children come. One of the classes belong to the special needs kids. I watched as the older kids carefully and gently made sure every child had a piece of candy in their bag. I watched such generosity and friendliness between groups that don't interact everyday. One boy is huge gentle giant of a boy. Concerned that no one is left out. I wondered how often he had been left out, not counted, set aside because he doesn't fit in societies idea of acceptable. I took the pictures to share with parents to show them how much the big kids cared about the little kids. I am thankful for the opportunity I had to view through my camera this tender exchange of gifts and acceptance.
And a little child shall lead them.