The First Time - May 2017

There is nothing more beautiful than the truth of a story. 'The first time' was a beautiful celebration of humankind. We were so grateful to those who came to listen, and to those who spun wonder with their words:

Thanks to Rod, who told us about the first time he jumped out of a plane, and into a story of faith.

Thanks to the first Michelle, who told us about the first time she baited the hook, and came home with the fish.

Thanks to Susan, who told us about the first time she changed her name, and resolved to not give in to the bullies.

Thanks to the second Michelle, who told us about the first time she dropped the rope, and then could hold onto herself.

Thanks to Sarah, who told us about the first time her husband got shot, and recovered to say 'fuck you' to the muggers.

Thanks to Jude, who told us about the first time she went overseas, and was found by grace in the gutter.

Thanks to Laura, who told us about the first time she met her father, and how she then owned her own life.

Thanks to David, who told us about the first time he went to work, and catapulted crusted button mushrooms between the breasts of a female customer. 

Thanks to Emily, who told us the first time she got her period, and learnt not to wear cream shorts.

And thanks to Ann, who told us about the first time she ran a marathon. In doing so, I feel like we all ran the race with her, which now means none of us need to do it for ourselves.

We are so grateful. See you next month.