Never In Our Wildest Dreams
Ann Andrews’ inspirational online series has just published my chapter. The series as a whole has various writers, speakers and experts talking personally about watershed events in their lives and the lessons to be learned. Many are quite deep, heavy and personal with real and heartfelt meaning. Mine is quite a counter-weight in that it’s about how I got into comedy so I do wonder how it’s going to be read by the audience that by now has been exposed top stories of surviving illnesses, loss, trauma, etc. I think it’s personal and heartfelt but it’s upbeat.
Regardless of its reception, I just re-read it myself having written it early last year and it did vividly remind me that one of the defining qualities of an engaged person is that they do what they do for its own sake, not just for the money or results. So, even if no one else reads it or, if those that do read it don’t dig the lack of pathos, it’s done me the world of good.