My Mini-Me finally got his driver's permit. He needs willing passengers, I need new experiences, so it's a win-win. That is, assuming we don't go hurtling into a ditch.
The situation is especially unique because Grant has a disability that left his arms and legs shortened and atrophied. As such, he makes adjustments when using utensils or a computer. What fascinated me in this instance, however, was how ordinary driving is for him. Even more intriguing was seeing a new side of him. Grant's just like me and my readers--an ebullient theater geek with a high-wattage personality. An Edward Zanni.
But he drives like someone's grandmother.
Speaking of theater geeks, here's another ebullient teen doing a shockingly accurate imitation of Patti LuPone in Gypsy. It never ceases to amaze that there's a whole world of us out there.
By way of comparison, here's the real thing:
Compare. Contrast. Discuss.
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