callum, merry xmas

you may remember a sad post re: callum robbins (son of j robbins and janet bean) and his battle with spinal muscular atrophy. well, j and janet have posted a warm and steadfast letter on j’s website that relates their experience in much more detail. it’s a beautiful thing, the first really moving sight i’ve seen this season.  it makes me wanna go hug my loved ones, which i suppose is timely, and it makes me wanna not wimp out on doing the right thing. i’m not talking about appropriating others’ suffering as a kind of buttress, here; i’m talking about the solidarity that comes with seeing other people rise to occasions nobody asks for for xmas, and the subsequent will to be one’s own exemplar.

i look forward to paypalling the crap out of whatever xmas windfall befalls towards the callum relief fund. and in the absence of a space-warp machine, i forward e-hugs and all my fondness to you crazies out there, reading blog entries on xmas eve for pete’s sake.

One Response to “callum, merry xmas”

  1. The PrisonShip callum encore « Says:

    […] recent son volt newsletter began with the story of callum  and his medical needs that i relayed around christmastime. other than the dischord site and the blogs, that’s the first such mention i’d seen. […]

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