“I find that we do have our particular stories, but it’s where we intersect that is perhaps most interesting. I think rather than looking for ways that make us feel separate from each other, we need to focus more on the stories that make us relate to each other. Instead of searching for what makes us different, let’s look at what we have in common.
We all have something that’s made us suffer. I feel we’re all walking around with a wounded heart. We have a wound. And a lot of times we act from that feeling wounded. Whether the wound expresses itself as drug abuse, depression, homelessness or even a messy house or a breakup in a relationship or loneliness—it’s all an expression of the same thing that we all share. When someone yells or honks at me on the street, I realize that, ‘OK, it’s them, too. They’re just like me. They feel hurt. From something. ‘
I think we’ve lost some of that ability to connect, and be open and vulnerable. In order to have a more connected society, we need conversations that involve openness and listening to each other. It’s not going to be one person or one group that changes the world. It’s going to be through listening to all voices.”
Got to dine at a new place in Pioneer Square this Saturday. The kitchen is amazing open to the diners and open flame to cook everything.
This chef moved like a dancer with the focus of zen master. He is spectacular.
Proud to say, I have completely re-tooled my website, and loaded it up with tons of new photographs. Most are available for sale, too. They would make great gifts.
Colorado National Monument