On June 9th a football framed freedom suite /peh-LO-tah/ premiered at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. This production celebrates a deep and personal devotion to the game of soccer. It is also a meditation on life as person of color in the United States. It is not one story but many, and the stories often leap beyond words into other forms of expression – dance, song, spoken-word poetry, and video montages.
Is working out really about working out? I think I knew the answer a long time ago, but this summer I discovered once and for all – it is not. It is about living a healthy and happy life, challenging yourself, being the most productive version of yourself, making new friends and spreading good vibes (yes, it’s a thing).
When at the end of Atlas Corps orientation three weeks ago to the question “What will you bring to the fellowship?” I answered “courage to step out of my comfort zone”, I wasn’t kidding. And, as for any introvert, it takes a lot of courage to do networking, find new friends, go to a bunch of events – basically, to do the Fellowship in general. Yes, jumping from airplanes was easier than attending a networking event for me. And, certainly more pleasant.