Yeah, the fridge is full (thank you Thanksgiving), but I’ve still got leftovers from This Wide Night. Watching those two women on the stage, night after night, trying to make sense of their world has me more sensitive lately. I heard a report on NPR the other day where a dancer in India was teaching men traditional dances and changing lives. Another one where a former felon couldn’t find a job so he created his own company, and is hiring other former prisoners…giving them a second chance.
It made me think about how much of a chance we give people when they make a mistake…about anything. Sure, maybe we need to be careful, but maybe we can accept people, be a little more generous with our expectations. ‘Tis the season, after all.