I spent the early years of my career as a rehabilitation counselor offering a hand to people in need. Some took it, and with them, I was privileged to share their journeys for a while. I learned of real human suffering, the tragedies, and the victories of life. But most of all, I realized we share a never-ending quest to be known.
I remember a eulogy a friend gave for his son, who died unexpectedly in his mid-thirties. He said when someone said to Brian, ‘It’s good to see you,’ he would respond, ‘It’s good to be seen.’ I hope to convey in the stories I write aspects of the people I’ve known so they can be seen again.