"the" Mrs. Astor

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jordan is our newest friend; we met him two Sundays ago at Twist and the conversation was the norm: he is a graduate student at FIU, we talked about strippers, drag queens, and drinking...the norm. At one point, Jordan was talking with Mr. Astor and I addressed him to no answer; I said, "Jordan...JORDAN". It was at that point (one half hour after meeting him) that I saw he was not looking at Leopoldo in the eyes as much as the lips. He was reading the lips; Jordan is deaf. I am always astounded by the ability of people to conquer disability; for much of the evening, I had no clue. Jordan was--up to that point--just another cute boy. Yesterday, we traveled to Miami to have lunch with this amazing person; he enriches lives like ours.


At 12:43 PM, Blogger LARMOT said...

Jordan is also part of "The South Florida Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf". A great new local organization. www.sfrad.org
(They will have a table at the Departure Lounge on Wednesday)


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