Learning To Treasure
I was thinking that TV cameras are making us see only things kind of far away, and I was thinking that magazines are making us hear things only if they’ve been written down by someone we don’t know, and I was thinking that newspapers are making us value only people we haven’t met, so I started thinking we should start writing, drawing, painting, singing, shouting what we notice about the neighborhood right here to each other every day and maybe it will help us to start to learn to treasure what we can also touch. … The Rising Sun Neighborhood Newsletter in The Next Whole Earth Catalog, 2nd edition, October 1981
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. I’ve bought a beautiful, small recliner that gives me a very comfortable spot to put my feet up and read. It was a wonderful gift/purchase. In less than a month I’ve read at least 12 books – fiction (usually sci-fi) and non-fiction. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious doesn’t even being to say how wonderful it’s been. But more than just the reading are the thought-provoking paragraphs, the ideas, the expansion of my own mind. Wonderful!
The above quote I discovered to be perfect, absolutely perfect, for why I started these podcasts. The interviews are so much fun. Each individual offering his/her story sparks even more ideas, mentions more names to interview, and most splendidly offers wonderful insight to the human capacity to grow, love, work, dream and take action.
I have half a dozen names to begin interviewing no later than early September. And a long list of even more names… If you would like to share your story with me, I’d love to interview you. Just give me a call: 443-528-8838 and leave a message! I’ll get back to ‘el pronto!’