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An uplifting and entertaining film based on a true story of an unlikely relationship which highlights the very best of human nature. The reciprocal compassion and non-judgemental attitude between the carer and the cared for are inspiring.
Wretches and Jabberers directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, with Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette
Rabbie, a carpenter’s son, loves to carve things, but when he does he looks inside them to show the best of what is there. When he carves a dog he shows its brave spirit and loyalty but leaves off its lame leg. When he visits a nearby town he finds it terrorized by a giant!
A deceptively simple picture book about standing up for oneself and against bullies. From the inside jacket: Blue is a quiet color. Red is a hot head. Red likes to pick on Blue.Yellow, Green, Purple, and Orange don't like what they see, but what can they do?
In this movie, Lars, is a painfully shy young man who lives what appears to most to be a sad and lonely life. He holds a mundane office job, and lives in a small cabin in the back of his family's home.
One of the School of Life series, this is a great introduction to a French philosopher, Henri Bergson. He's not someone I'd heard of, although he was a contemporary of William James.
Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon has managed to describe in his own words, with the help of Jeffrey Zaslow; what true empathy, compassion, kindness and gratefulness mean in times of immense adversity.
This is an amazing book written from the perspective of two highly functioning people with different forms of autism. Dr. Temple Grandin is a visual thinker while her co-author, Sean Barron is an emotive thinker.
Zeze lives in an environment of human poverty and violence. It is a highly creative and gifted child. He looks at the world with clear eyes and he values friendship and love. However, Zeze feels lonely and neglected.
Friendship between a bum Moshi and a teenager Bobby is based on deep empathy and acceptance that Holocaust survivior Moshi has developed as part of his life experiences. Moshi's help transforms Bobby; Bobby's life energy enriches Moshi's lonely life.