Dear Ones —

I had the honor to hear this speech live at the TED conference back in March of this year.

This is the luminous Andrew Solomon, speaking about the ways that suffering, pain and exclusion can shape our lives in surprisingly beautiful ways.

I love this man. He is a bringer of light.

I wept when I saw this live, and I wept again when I watched it right now.

Have a beautiful Sunday, dear ones…


How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon giv…

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