Each of us stand on the smallest and most dynamic and most important bridge in human experience—one that everyone would like to be standing on but few have the courage to attempt. It’s the bridge of VISION--that links dream with reality. It’s a very small bridge and very narrow and uncomfortable when you first step onto it. But the longer you’re on it, the more maneuvering room you realize you have. The more comfortable it becomes standing on that razor’s edge. You learn to tap dance. You learn to enjoy the dance, to sing while you dance.
As storytellers who are here this weekend because you actively pursue your vision, you know full well how narrow the bridge we stand on is, how fragile. But you should also know that we’re heroes for attempting to cross this bridge. I’d like to begin my remarks by reading you a poem by perhaps the greatest Greek poet since Homer and Sappho. His name was Cavafy, and he lived in Alexandria, Egypt, and died less than a hundred years ago: Continue reading…..