I just got off my treadmill. I listen to podcasts while I adrenaline-recalibrate, and today’s The Moth podcast featured Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic telling his own version of “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Next my ipod delivered Dan Savage and Terry Miller talking about the It Gets Better project, now becoming a book (featuring an essay by LTYM Madison Mama Erika Wagner-Martin.)
The fact that my ipod randomly spit out these stories for today–the day of our first LTYM Madison rehearsal–seemed to me a message
Go and listen.
Maggie and I had coffee a few months back. I can’t quote her exactly but she said something like this:
“It wasn’t just about what happened on stage. That was only part of it. What happened at that rehearsal–sitting in that room and hearing all those stories–it changed me.”
Is that close enough Maggie? I’d bug you for a real quote but I know you’re on deadline right now.
Months and months of phone calls and decisions and considerations and conversations.
Months of documents and logos and websites and designs.
Months of what must I do this year and what can wait, who can help in this city and who cannot.
Months of how will we pay for this, and will people come, and which cities.
Months of huge leaps of faith and trust, and thank you for your help ohmyGod Thank you.