Sunday, February 24, 2008

It changes your life

Slate's been posting these terrific videos of Alex Chadwick setting up a card table with a sign that says "Interviews 50¢". People come up and talk to him.

This one is the most striking I've seen. I remember how many random people told me when my wife was pregnant with our first child. "It changes your life." I had no idea what they meant. The depth of the sympathy I have for this man is one way it's changed me.

1 comment:

Rionn Fears Malechem said...

Yeah. Grief. A weight that occasionally reminds you that it's there. That's fair. But, interesting. Every so often I'm reminded of my dead father or my dead sister, and I realize that I'm walking around with these weights all of the time. But, they mostly don't bother me. It's a nice conceptualization.

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