Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Slice of Life Tuesday: Gratiku Day Twenty-Three


Yesterday I listened to this Ted Talk by Hrishikesh Hirway in which he talks about listening and gives some ways to do it better. He also shares a song he wrote about a dream of his mom (and Yo-Yo Ma is on the song too!). This is so worth your time, whether you're a Song Exploder fan or not. (Hrishikesh also does the podcasts The West Wing Weekly and Home Cooking.) 

The talk got me thinking about listening, through which, as he says, "Every conversation has the potential to open up and reveal all the layers and layers within it, all those rooms within rooms." I'm thankful for the possibility of listening to others, and for all the people who listen to me.

From your store of words
Share some with me, my friend
And I will listen

Here are other people's Slices of Life for today. 


Birdtober? Gratiku? What's up with me and these made-up words and daily posting? Well, I've learned that a tiny little burst of creativity each day helps keep me going, stops me from being entirely fixated on the mess. That's why I post daily photos on Facebook. And that's why I'm doing these writing projects. This one is a daily haiku about something I'm thankful for. (A gratitude haiku - get it?) As long as the internet keeps working, I'm going to try to post one every day in November.


Denise Krebs said...

Ruth, I love your gratiku this month. "from your store of words" is beautiful.

arjeha said...

So often we are concentrating on what we want to say next or what point we are trying to make that we don't really listen to what someone is saying to us. We need to turn off our minds and focus on what is being said. We can learn so much about a person by really listening to them.

Carol Labuzzetta said...

Ruth, I will have to listen to the TED talk. I feel that truly listening to one another is one of the most important things we can do to show we value one another. And, most people don't do it very well. Thanks for sharing! I love the gratiku, too!