A list of fave books reminds me of lessons I've learned and gives me places to turn when I need a reminder. A list of destinations motivates me to actively seek out and make time for travel. A bucket list pushes me to stretch my boundaries and try new activities. At some point, I started a list of "art that made me cry" (excellent working title, I know) and today I had to add a piece of writing to that list:
• The final segment in Cirque du Soleil's "O" • The wordless opening sequence of Pixar's "Up" • "Joseph Smith, American Moses" from Book of Mormon* • Sia's "Elastic Heart" video • HRC's grace-filled concession speech
It hurts because the loss feels personal, and it is.