Put this on your Bucket List

When was the last time, if ever, you shared a hug with a person who has Down’s Syndrome? I’m on the dance floor at the Spark Festival Disco when the last song is played and the disco lights are suddenly replaced by fluorescent lights and the night is over. I walk past a group of people I haven’t met yet when a young man turns around and sees me looking over at them. His face lights up with an immense amount of joy at seeing me then he opens his arms and comes straight over. We share a delightful hug and walk out together, waving goodbye at the door. It made me wonder – what would the world be like if all human beings greeted each other that way and received each other that way. I wonder if joy is actually our natural resting state, our natural self-expression?