ASL poetry: Pity to Encourage

I love poetry in ASL [American Sign Language] — in some instances, it’s possible to get the message of the poem even if you don’t know sign language. This clip is very short, but very powerful.

Jon starts out with the word ‘pity’ … while his other hand starts to show the word ‘encourage’. The first sign he makes is the eyes of another watching him, and showing pity towards him, he then moves that pity towards the audience. On the other side, the hand shows encouragement towards him, and then in turn, he shows encouragement towards the audience. What a profound and simple lesson … Love this. Check out more of his stuff on YouTube here.

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