Saturday, September 24, 2011

A fine young man

Reilly is a few weeks into his course work at Cornish College of the Arts, and though he's busy and spread a tad thin, all signs point toward an excellent fit. Last night I attended Word of Mouth: The Cornish Story Slam, a spoken word performance, where students are free to tell a story on a small stage. It's simple: write your name on a piece of paper with a story title, and when your name is drawn, come up and share your tale in a timed format.

Reilly was called up early in the evening; his was the second story out of ten. It was a serious story and it commanded silence. I marveled at his boldness and courage and I sensed others did as well.

There is so much about this young man to admire, most notably his open heart.

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