Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013
StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his team have been listening to the stories of regular Americans for a decade. Isay calls listening "an act of love," also the title of his newly released book. He asks us all to celebrate the National Day of Listening this coming Friday, and to watch the first ever StoryCorps animated feature this Thanksgiving on PBS. We sit down with Isay to hear his stories.
Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps
Email from Erby:
“I would ask my mother, who passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack in 2002, one month after my first born-"why did you leave me here in this world alone?”
I asked my self that question for almost 10 years.
you knew that I needed you to help navigate fatherhood, and adulthood-none of which I learned in school with all of my education.
it took me 10 years to grieve your death, but now I know that you didn’t leave me-you made me.
I suffered the same heart attack that took your life-but I guess in the months following that heart attack was my final steps to grieve and reach acceptance.
I look at my boys now, and you and daddy taught me how to love my kids-you never know when you will see them again.
Thank you for StoryCorps.”
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