Every morning since mid-March, I open my eyes upon waking and have to remind myself what day it is. I wonder if my dreams are real or if the reality of this global pandemic and extra at-home time is a dream. I wonder if you’ve felt that too.
As all the words, news, and new realities swirl around all of us, there’s a different kind of individual and collective waking up going on for many of us.
Over the last year and a half, I’ve paid extra attention to people’s waking up moments, moments of self-discovery and growth. I believe those moments are sacred, and I want to learn from them. And I hope, with integrity and compassion, to be able to capture these stories and more on film.
I imagine something about this time will be part of your sacred story. I hope you will share it with me one day. I hope you will share it with someone.
PS – We plan to open soon for more face to face interviews. We are eager to do so! Contact us now to discuss your project ideas or to schedule an event or interview. We can start the necessary paperwork and be ready to roll when it is safe and comfortable to do so.
The Gift of a Lifetime
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Stuck at home? Here are some of our good ideas of how you might spend the time:
Reach out to an old friend. “When things are so uncertain, talking about the past helps people remember who they are and, maybe, how they’ve handled past stressful situations.”. Researchers say in this article that reaching out is a mood-booster.
Conduct an oral history. While you’re sheltering in place, you can collect oral histories that bridge your family’s past and present. Click here to find out how, or try StoryCorps Connect, a first-of-its kind platform that enables you to record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one remotely using video conference technology. Wanting a professional approach? Let us help you.
Send a note to someone who has made a difference in your life. It costs very little, and, we know first-hand, it makes a big impact.
Make a “conversation jar” filled with conversation starters like these.
Write about your experience. This New York Times piece has some suggestions. If you live in the Austin, TX area, you can submit your stories to the Austin History Center archives. Other cities around the world are doing similar things too.
Organize your archives. Here’s a list of some ideas to get you started.