The Power of Stories
My friend Sunny calls it, “the Friday morning weep-fest.” After last week I’d have to agree. Driving downtown, I too had tears rolling down my cheeks listening to National Public Radio’s latest selection from the Storycorps Project.
Storycorps is an oral history project begun in 2003 where tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends in a mobile recording booth. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD that the participants take home, and archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress. Here’s Storycorps founder, Dave Isay, sharing from the project:
Chief Justice John Marshall once said that “to listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” I am impressed with not only the result of these interviews, but also the process. How often do I give my loved ones 40 minutes of uninterrupted, focused story telling time?
So you might wonder, what had me tearing up in the car?
I listened to Debbie Watterson and her son Mitchel talk about having a deaf family member. Click on the link to see caught me.
This piece seems like an apt follow up to last week’s post on encouragement — I hope you enjoy it.