587. Volunteer to take care of babies with AIDS
Updated June 27, 2009
One of my favorite movies of all time is Living Out Loud with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito and Queen Latifah. I recommend you watch it if you haven’t seen it yet.
Near the end of the movie, Holly Hunter’s character has really taken charge of her own life and we see her working with volunteers in a nursery. She’s telling a nervous-looking volunteer that the babies just like to be held as they walk into a beautiful calm room full of women in rocking chairs, holding tiny bundles in blankets.
I’ve wanted to be one of those women in that room ever since I saw that.
I don’t know if anyone has simpler needs than an infant. Warmth, love, cleanliness, and food. It makes me sad to think that there are babies out there without those basic needs being met.