What I learned from my research changed me
Everyone I met had a story to tell
but few if any had someone to listen
deeply, intently, without judging
to the fascinating kaleidoscope
of differing experiences and views
And it led me to wonder –
Would the world be different if more people learned to be listeners?
Just curious …
I realized, too, that a researcher’s role is to listen
but now, as a writer, I have many stories to share
including my own as a seeker, listener, and recorder –
a sacred re-search for a deeper understanding of our collective journey
and I’m just curious …
Who will listen to the stories – deeply, intently, without judging?
A humble weathered hollyhock – a captured moment in the life of a simply beautiful resilient living being