from-Swimming with Swans: vignettes of our three year journey between homes
6/2009 ~ 6/2012
Many of us remember John Breaux, a unique individual who was beloved within the mainstream community as he traveled daily all over the Louisville/Lafayette area in CO on his bicycle. Spending his days filling the plastic grocery bags dangling from his handlebars with garbage he’d pick up along the way. It was his job, it was his mission, it was his life and he excelled in doing it. Always smiling and quick to wave at those he knew and those who initiated a wave towards him.
During our stay in Las Cruces, NM these past few months, I met another unique individual while frequenting a local coffee shop hangout in nearby Mesilla, called The Bean. Offering great ambiance, coffee and local color, this is a welcoming place to connect to the free WI-FI and be as anonymous or engaged with others as one desires. Continue reading