Leroy (or, Happy New Year!)
I thought you might like this.
One final treat before I take a month-long hiatus from the blog (Europe beckons)! This is me telling a story at a well-known monthly storytelling event at an establishment at the north end of Broadway; I'm not saying exactly where it is– not to be coy, mind you, but because the meetup is intended to build its (significant) population through word-of-mouth, attracting like-minded folk who stumble upon it by chance or else feel compelled to share it from first-hand experience, in hopes that it might preserve its makeup of a body of intrepid storytellers, rather than a massive audience of listeners. If interested, you're encouraged to do your own research to seek it out! As mentioned below, the web is a tool....
I'm thrilled to share the above story with you, and hope you enjoy it. I look forward to sharing more beautiful moments from the streets with you in the New Year. Check back in late January!
1/5/2015 04:47:54 am
Right! Kindness! It can change someone's life, and even save it. Hurray, hurray for the power of human kindness.
1/21/2015 12:32:35 am
It's always great to hear from you, Julia! Thanks for posting! There's so much to that Leroy story that I couldn't squeeze into the 5 minutes. When I got home that night I wrote everything down, and though I thought I'd never see the guy again, I remember thinking, "it was worth it to have driven the bus for 7 years just so this guy could get on my bus and feel good during his moment of vulnerability in a new city." He and I are now friends, and I've floated the idea of his telling his side of the story at Fresh ground Stories as well!
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