Sunday, March 30, 2014

On the Way to Find Out: 3 Young People Exploring their Crafts

In a world that asks you to be many things, wear many hats and play many roles, the power of your own uniqueness is important. As human beings, sensitive to the world around us, we want to connect, but at the heart, we all want to be recognized for who we are: what we bring to the table simply having been born. Whatever it is that animates us uniquely, the spirit of who we are, is our most precious gift. To allow that  to shine fearlessly is our quest. I'd like you to meet 3 young people in our neighborhood, who are making a difference by being themselves, JUST LIKE YOU.

Margot Somers: Age 18, Senior, West Chester East High School, West Chester, PA
Margot is a musician, writer, and all around creative. She has a quick wit and a dedication to developing her craft, exploring many musical genres. 


"Margot, in one sentence: How has the study of music contributed to your development?"

 "Music has given me something to be passionate about and made me realize that the parts of life that truly matter aren't always the standard parts." 

Emily Wilson: Age 19, Freshman, University of Charleston,
Majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing
Emily is always smiling, has an uplifting personality and an infectious sense of humor. Her Willingness to be vulnerable, and share her sensitivities encourages a level of comfort around others which allows relationships and people  to blossom. She is a Storyteller and singer, writer and appreciator of beauty.

"Emily, Can you give me one sentence on the power of storytelling?"

"Storytelling validates the abstractions that float around in our crazy human brains and creates crucial interpersonal connections."

 RJ Burrell, 23, Philadelphia 76'ers Flight Squad Trick Artist 
RJ is an elite performer for the Philadelphia 76'ers. His Job is to electrify the crowd and he does it with his personality, martial arts, basketball and gymnastic ability, not to mention FEARLESSNESS. Above all else, RJ is kind and hospitable and always willing to lend a helping hand. He truly cares about others and is committed to being an inspiration. He is a bright light.

"RJ, One sentence on the importance and power of what you do as part of the flight squad from your perspective, as it relates to purpose and your personal happiness."

"I believe that if you do what you love you'll never have to work a day in your life. As I glance into the future, I imagine generations to come choosing their occupation based purely on inspiration and love."

*Many Thanks to Margot, Emily and Ron for your Willingness to take part!*

"Well I hit the rowdy road, and many kinds I met there-
Many a story told me how the way to get there-
But on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
There's so much left to know when I'm on the road to find out"
        - Cat Stevens, On the Road to Find Out

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