Saturday, November 10, 2007

"I didn't know him, but I loved him"

I am a huge fan of NPR. I wish I could follow it more closely, but I have a hard time with reception in my home. But now with podcasts and webcasts (yeah, I know they've been around a while, but I'm just catching up) I'm finding a way to add more of it in my life.

One of my favorite features is the Story Corps Project excerpts they play every Friday morning while I'm getting ready for work. They almost always make me cry, and they ALWAYS make me think.

This past week, NPR reported that there is a book (and audio book) coming out called, Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life.

One of the featured stories is one of many that touched me when I first heard it.
Take a listen, go ahead, I'll wait.

I hope that in 20 years, we've gotten farther along than this. I hope that we have more sympathy, more empathy, and more human kindness towards people of any background or sexual orientation who are suffering with AIDS.

I have purchased multiple copies of this audio book. I'll be giving some away for Christmas. Anything that makes us all stop, listen, and hopefully love a little more is certainly worth $10.97 to me.


Teachers/Mentors/Parents said...

You said it perfectly! That was a great piece...P.S. buy itune gift card!

Mrs. G. said...

These get me too. I'm off to listen. I love's the soundtrack of most of my life. I'm a huge fan of This American Life and Car Talk.

Sheila & Tony said...

What a beautiful audio book, thanks for sharing that touching story. That does make a great gift for the holidays this year. I'm also grateful you've mentioned my blog, I'll certainly do the same for you as I know I'll be back to visit. (I actually do go straight in alphabetical order except for the occasional sidebar where I rant and rave, lol.) I'm over 40, too, and I did find you on NaBloPoMo.