Thursday, August 14, 2014

What is normal?

Thought for today.

After I retired from being a children's librarian in a public library, I happened to be getting books for my own reading and ran into a child, a 'slow' reader that I had helped for many years find books that he would could read and enjoy  

He wondered where I had been. When I told him that I had retired he looked so sad and said,  "nobody else treats me like I'm normal -- like you do."

Made me feel like I'd been successful with at least one person there.

1 comment:

Jen Robinson said...

Sad that he feels like other people don't treat him as normal. But good for you. A librarian should be finding the right books for each person, right? Not judging whether they are "normal". Sigh.