|Mari L'Esperance, poet and writer, California|
|Julian Hoffman, author, The Small Heart of Things,|
It's an embarrassment of riches, these yeses. I don't deserve them, I didn't earn them. I just asked.
|Joshua Goode, Texas artist and world traveler|
I have asked strangers to write me poetry, let me take their pictures, show me their amazing gardens. I've asked them to make videos in their native language to send to friends of mine for whom English is a foreign tongue. I had a busload of elderhostel travelers, an Elvis imitator, and a cop sing happy birthday to my very embarrassed mother. All these people did these sweet things. Because I asked.
|Wlf Nkole Helzle, German artist and photographer|
Over and over I have found that when I ask in sincerity for someone to briefly share their talents or time, they say yes. And they do it happily, and I thank them heartily. And we both leave this little non-commercial transaction feeling better about being human.
|Takyoung Jung, Korean born Paris artist|
I bet you can figure out what today's challenge is. But if you're stuck, just ask.
The pictures you see are some of the amazing people who have or will be writing for the blog this month. Thank you for saying YES!