Last night saw another presentation of Even In The Darkest Place, a reading by five men, former prisoners all.
My script arose from their reflections on moments of hope and despair. In it, I wrote a part that asked for extreme vulnerability from the men.
Some day I'll tell the story of how that didn't go over so well at first, and then very well after that.
These are big men. They put their story out there over and over, and that can't be easy to do. It was a powerful experience yet again.
A special shout out to Rich and Carol Rienstra, whose fine work with men inside and out made this possible.