I have so much to say. Like I told your mom, you teach me so much every time you open your mouth so thank you for that. I feel that even that though we just met, we go way back somehow. Something about old souls. I cannot put into words how much I appreciate your videos, how much I respect your voice and how proud I am of your talent. Cannot wait get to know you better. I hope all the introverts will use this space to share their ideas too. I have so much more to say, but it is almost midnight, it is late, i am tired, and i need to think about how to properly respond. Thanks again.
Dearest Michelle, “listen: there’s a hellof a good universe next door; let’s go” - ee cummingsYes, Mr. Raisdana has made a habit of sending me links to amazing blog posts and videos, this being one of them, at midnight right before I close my eyes, after I've said good night to the air and my book. And am grateful. Because in the end, all this awesomeness tends to fill my dreams. Anyway, you are pretty amazing. I do need to tell you that. I don't think I need to tell you that. Being a staunch believer and advocate of The Table, you are right, there is a tendency for some of us to push and push and make "introverts" speak, take risks, "join" the conversation because we are afraid you are missing out or your peers are missing out. And boy did this video and your previous one feel like a big bucket of ice cold water poured on my head. Whoa. Mind blown. I am still reeling from the impact. How this has affected my perception. How this has changed my single story of "quiet" individuals. How this will challenge me to alter things in my teaching. I thought I was listening before this. Now, you really have my attention. So, thank you. Thank you for showing (and not telling) me to go into a room and to listen to what's there and not there. To listen to the sounds surrounding us and letting it grow. Because we are not missing out. We just need to be. Even when we forget how to talk. Wow. Ms. P
I ove your video. Its really inspired me, I am not an introvert but sometimes I wish I was one because being an extrovert can get me into trouble sometimes. I would love to just sit down and do my own thing without being distracted.
"You're the only one that's feeling all of this colour." Boom. This is such a beautifully honest and contagious 'introvert's cry' that creates the maximum effect of thoughtful introspection, a poetic instinct and perspective, and a keen hand in editing and production. Each of these talents (which are on display in abundance here) will only grow as you continue your journey in life and learning, and be powerful tools for synthesizing and sharing your knowledge and experience with others. Buckle up. And thanks for sharing all of this colour. Amazing work!