Storytelling to Sustain Us

Here we are in March 2020, and if we had told ourselves that we'd be sheltering in place and wondering how to get to the grocery store a month ago, we would have looked at ourselves very oddly. And yet here we are.

I've been trying some experiments with live video on facebook. It started this last weekend, when I couldn't sleep on Friday night. I just kept thinking about how much we need to spread the word about these brand new unfamiliar CDC safety protocols (trying not to catch the covid-19 virus, who is most vulnerable, how to wash our hands). And how, in most of human history, we spread the word just by telling each other. Some people just need to hear things from a friend.

The first one was about reading the CDC guidelines, and being caring to each other and gentle with ourselves. I thought I might call it "Heard it From a Friend":



The second one probably jammed too much in, but it was about soap, videos, people we know, and tenderness, and now I'm starting to think of it as "Storytelling to Sustain Us":



I'll do another this Saturday and see where it leads.