Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cartoon Graveyard


Last month, I was a participant in a meeting about how to bring more cultural and racial diversity into my life.  By the end, I knew how to do it: "It comes down to spending less time in my sweatpants," I said.  

Sure, you want to go home at the end of the day or in the middle of the day, put on your sweatpants, drink a glass of wine and close your eyes. If instead, you go places and do things,  you see things and think ideas that you wouldn't have before.

So anyway, this is exactly what happened today.  Dana and Angela and I had planned to go see the Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts.  When the time came to go, I felt like texting them and saying, Nevermind. I'm staying in my sweatpants.

If I had done that, I wouldn't have learned about women on Body Teams fighting Ebola, women who survive honor killing-attempts in Pakistan, the tragic life of a mentally ill war vet whose brother had to turn him in for murdering someone, or kids who've been exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam.  Before we watched the films, we had a motivating conversation about getting out there and trying stuff.  We're going to accept invitations, and we're going to hashtag the events #yearofyes.  

That's the story for today.  A+.

2 comments:

mm said...

Impressive.

Rachel Engh said...

#yearofyes! love it. you're so cool