Good writing helps you remember what it means to be human, what it feels like to feel, and why you got involved in the first place,” said Blake. ”So much happens to us in the world that can be a show-stopper when it comes to feeling and caring. Even people who feel deeply about social change are faced with statistics that make it seem hopeless. Hope is not about data. It’s about a feeling.
We were at Ecotrust
in Portland, Oregon, last night for a conversation with Cheryl Strayed—yep, that lady who wrote Wild
—and Brian Doyle, editor of Portland Magazine
. Read more about it and see photos here
. (via orionmagazine