Wednesday, November 26, 2008

National Day of Listening is this Friday

My dad died this summer. He was on this earth for 95 years, and I guess at some level I thought he would always be here. Now he’s gone, and my mother’s been gone for seven years. I certainly did not learn everything I could have—or should have—from them. Now I have lost my opportunity.

So I was intrigued when I heard about this on National Public Radio this week. StoryCorps is declaring November 28, 2008—the day after Thanksgiving—the first annual National Day of Listening. Some of the NPR personalities have already done their listening—and recording—and are sharing it here.

Here is a short explanation of the project, from the StoryCorps site: “This holiday season, ask the people around you about their lives—it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. It may be the most meaningful time you spend this year… Set aside one hour on Friday, November 28th, to record a conversation with someone important to you.”

Interested? Here’s a link to get you started: StoryCorps.

Don't miss your opportunity... Happy Listening!


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