As most of you know, I’m a big fan of NPR (I get that from my Dad) and in particular a segment called, This I Believe. Stealing directly from their website:
This I Believe is a national media project engaging millions of people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives. NPR has aired these three-minute essays on its news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered since April 2005.
This I Believe is based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow. In creating This I Believe, Murrow said the program sought “to point to the common meeting grounds of beliefs, which is the essence of brotherhood and the floor of our civilization.”
(Read the rest here.)
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had a hard time allowing things to truly “get” to me lately.
But today that wall I hastily built several months ago came down a little bit with the help of Christine Cleary and her submission “The Deeper Well of Memory” to This I Believe
I feel any words I could add would never properly convey how this story makes me feel. (If you’re applying to be my future therapist, send me a note and we can discuss. Please be willing to provide tissue, couch, good reading materials for your lobby and chocolate.) For those whom the story does not resonate with, I offer up Believe This! as an apology.