FREE Video Event Series
Wake Up Festival Pre-Festival Intensives
August 18–20, 2014
Malidoma Patrice Somé
Sometimes our path of healing takes us to places we could never imagine. For author Terry Tempest Williams, the grief of losing her brother on 9/11 took her to Italy to study the ancient art of mosaic—an art where something beautiful is made out of pieces of broken glass. Then, surprising even herself, she found herself traveling to Rwanda—the site of some of history’s worst genocides—to help create a memorial for those who died. In this selection from her audio program Finding Beauty in a Broken World, chosen by Sounds True producer Randy Roark, Williams shares her discovery that sometimes the only way to get past our own grief to bear witness and be present with another’s—and that in the crucible of our shared suffering, a new life is formed, one strong enough to take us to the unexpected joys that are awaiting us on the other side of sorrow.