Yesterday I spent the day with my cousin, Monica, and her husband, David. I'd been a bit consumed and stressed for the past few weeks, but after sharing a day with these two lovely people, the world seemed to melt away. Monica and David have a wonderful, contagious effect. It's not a childish, angelic innocence (words often used to describe adults with Down syndrome); but rather an ability to put life into perspective. Monica and David stress, mourn and hurt as we all do, and they sometimes annoy me, as I'm sure I can annoy them. But they also have a rare talent for living life in the present, a very Zen approach which so many people spend their lives seeking. EAT, PRAY, LOVE seems ridiculous compared to the intuitive, effortless way in which Monica and David live. Of course, even for a couple who is blissfully in love and enlightened, life can be tough; but the obstacles aren't their own. The outside world seems to be a bit behind in its embrace of anyone who is unique or different, and often judges a person with a disability as "less than" or lacking something. To me, Monica and David are two of the most complete and sophisticated individuals that I know, and I hope to learn to be more like them over time. In some small way through our film (MONICA & DAVID), we hope to contribute to the growing movement towards change, opportunity and full community inclusion for individuals with disabilities.