Today the water went on as the story of Emir Kamenica came on, part of the show “This American Life.”
It was a fascinating story, but Emir Kamenica’s story isn’t what this blog entry is about. It was the storytelling skill of Michael Lewis and “This American Life” in general that sent me to the keyboard.
The TAL website says the story runs 34 minutes. My shower was done seven or eight minutes in. I didn’t turn the radio off. I kept listening.
As a whole, we underappreciate storytelling. It is not easily done. When correctly executed it is a thing of beauty.
No pictures or video were needed to feel the emotion surrounding this man’s life. I was touched by the words.
I am in awe of this skill.