By participating in Tell Us Something I discovered something new: I can also gain and retain tremendously by telling my own stories. What previously felt like small spinets of my life, with little context, shared through disjointed conversations over the years have transformed into powerful insights about myself and what is most important to me. Tell Us Something challenged me to find my story; focus on what I really wanted to say and why; then share it with a large, supportive group. And the absolute best part is witnessing how each story blends with those of others into a communal experience. Powerful medicine.
Jack’s family is keen on spending quality time with one another. However, he had no quality time with his father unless he was golfing. This becomes important later when Jack’s mother gets sick. He has a dream about a Great Blue Heron. Later he actually sees a Great Blue Heron in the desert of Arizona.