I believe that storytelling can build cultural understanding. I believe that listening is powerful and that every voice matters.
The world is far too grand and diverse to be funneled through a screen – though when I’m not out meeting people I spend quite a bit of time in front of one. If I ever question this decision, I remember what Anne Lamott had to say: “When what we see catches us off guard, and when we write it as realistically and openly as possible, it offers hope.” There’s no glitz to the screen time, but there’s power in the language.
I commit to being caught off guard. Over and over and over.
Thanks to Eric Guth for capturing this moment.