In today’s post we want to share a moving, Oscar-winning short film called Stutterer. On the surface the film is about a young man with a speech impediment, but on deeper level the film is about the power of desire to open us up, to become more visible rather than remain small and anonymous. We hope you take 12 minutes to watch and let the story somehow steep in your mind/heart. Feeding ourselves is not merely about calories in. As the writer Barry Lopez once said, “Sometimes we need a story more than food to stay alive.”
As you watch, keep these thoughts in mind: All of us carry burdens–each unique and particularly suited for the conditions that could potentially facilitate our opening to the full expression of our humanity. As you give yourself permission to see yourself as the main character, ask yourself the following: What is holding me back? What will get me to cross the street?