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Two Dragons welcome the sunrise with an improvised dance atop the Andes. Photo by Ryan Gasper.

Stories or Opinions or Truth

How easy it is to have a



when you’ve never met a participant.


Stories are not reality.

Chimamanda said we needed more diverse stories,

more possibilities, more points of view to see.


I think we need more reality.

More instances of truth in a World of



Onions have layers

Opinions have layers


Peel Away the outside context.

Peel Away the inside education.

Dig Into the central, foundational, elements of opinions

into their core.


Where did they come from?

How would they be different

if my life was different?

Who passed that idea on to me?


A family member?

Religious group?

Loud boyfriend?


Are your opinions yours

Or are they voices outside

that drown out your inside?


What is your inside – where has it been?


Has the dragon you are searching for

been there all along,

Laying Dormant

waiting for your waking mind to find it


What could it do if you let it roar?