Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Introducing Danai Gurira

Ever stumbled across someone who looks so much like you physically that it scares you? The brief, serendipious moment has a long-lasting impact and transcends space and time. And then, there's that 'thing' in the spirit that feels same person, similar stories, radically different paths. I love reading Danai Gurira's story; how one single event changed her life's direction. When I think about her, I am reminded of the reality that we are created again and again every single moment. The creation product naturally depends on the events (random or not) around us and self-fulfilling prophecies we produce with our thoughts and actions. There is a saying that you cannot step into the same river twice; even if you step in the same place, the rushing water has changed the river, so it is not the same river. Hopefully, we too grow and are changed by the events that we witness and experience. Hopefully, we are not the same people we were ten years ago, five years ago; or the same person we were last year or even last week. So Danai, if you accidentally stumble across my blurb =), please know that there's an art to finding something sweet when you're not looking for it. I thank you. This was a great interview too =) x. Press play.