Posted By: Meg
Sunday, October 3, 2010 [ 9:05 pm ]
One of the things I’ve thought about doing in my newly acquired free time is learning ASL — American Sign Language. I have a friend who is deaf. Juliette came to see me one of the last days I was at Yarn Expressions. She’s remarkably adept at reading lips, and between that talent and a pad of paper, we had a great conversation. As she was getting ready to leave, she held up her hand, making this sign.
She asked me if I knew what it meant, and when I shook my head, she told me it means “I love you”.
So I held up my hand in imitation of hers. Juliette giggled and shook her head. Then very gently, she took my thumb and extended it.
What had I signed to her? Bullshit.