Lovely friends,

Take some time today to consider the role that storytelling plays in our lives.

I just saw on the news that Colin Powell has died from complications of COVID. And now the stories begin. We are hearing and telling stories of his life, his accomplishments, his military and political careers. We are also hearing and telling our own stories about COVID, pandemic life, and our views on vaccines.

Culture is formed through storytelling.

Consider this: Our loved ones continue to be a part of our lives through the stories we tell. Even after they’re gone, we remember the way they laughed, the things they cared about, and how they made us feel, and it feels like they are still with us. This is the power of storytelling.

As you go through your day, look around you for the stories we tell each other, and the stories you’re telling yourself. Consider how these shape our culture, and how we can mold and shape these stories to make a better world.



Open Photo
Here’s the story: This is my mother, who passed away in March, holding her great-grandson, whom she’s meeting for the first time in this photo. This little boy is now in kindergarten, but seeing this picture puts me back in that moment, and that moment is a part of our family story.