Last Friday, a Facebook friend posted a link to a Ted talk by Sarah Kay. I've never heard of her, but I always give any Ted Talk link the benefit of the doubt, because let's be honest here, Ted Talks make quantum physics fascinating to the average person.
I was moved to tears by this Ted Talk. The poem she starts out with, called simply "B", blew my mind. Talk about the beauty and the power of words.
God, I love it when people share their gifts with the world. For all the people who spew their hatred and ignorance, there are so many more people who choose to share their love and hope. The Internet can be an amazing curator of such wonder.
You can buy her poem in a hardcover book on Amazon.
Elizabeth A says
Thank you, Cathy, for sharing Sarah’s poetry. Isn’t she amazing?
Thanks Cathy for sharing. She really can play with words. She got me goose bumps and shivers. WOW
I loved her talk and also appreciate the good that the internet provides, thanks for the reminder
Wow! That was powerful – and amazing – stuff! I’m sitting here in tears. Many thanks for sharing.
I love TED talks. There are so many cool things that can be said in those 18 minute spurts. Love this one. I can’t remember who recommended it so forgive me if it was you!
Juli P says
I’ve been wondering what TED talks are….my friend has been posting them for a while and attended the TED Talk conference in Edinburgh this past summer. This is good stuff! thanks for sharing.
WOW… just WOW!
Another great TED talk. A friend of mine did a quick TED talk a few weeks ago. Here’s the link. I think you’ll like it.
I adore Sarah Kay. She is so amazing and inspiring. And that’s JUST the kind of mom and person I want to be. : )
I’ve never seen anything like this. Amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Leanne in CA says
Wow, she was great! Thanks for sharing. I’ve never seen Ted talks–I’ll have to watch for some more.
Karen Freeman says
I love this. I have watched this before and it was wonderful to revisit it. Thank you for sharing.
Listening to this made my day … thanks for sharing.
Nita K. says
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Margy Eastman says
Thanks for sharing, Cathy. Sometimes I forget to use the other side of my brain, so thanks for the nudge.
Thank you, thank you for sharing. I also loved her poem “If I Were to Have a Daughter”
Jen Hart says
What an inspiration…I just know my niece who lives with me will love this. I have a reminder to share this with her at our chill time on sunday. Thank you.
Yep, sitting here in tears!
Thank you so much for sharing this!
I just had the time to watch this and enjoyed enormously! The power of words, indeed! Thanks for sharing!
Cele Schaffer says
OMG!! This was GREAT! My favorite line from Sarah Key was “Momma is a worrier Papa is a warrior”. What a line I could relate to… I will be purchasing her book. Thank you for this post.
Darcie Naylor says
That. Was. Awesome.
Laura P. says
Thanks for sharing this post. I showed it in my grade 7 language class,and they were mesmerized. We are inspired and are writing about what we see in the dark thanks to one of Sarah’s lists.
My hubby saw this and then bought the book for my birthday. I was honored.
Kurt Niederberger says
But I just found out that almonds have calcium & I’m not supposed to have calcium within a 4hr period of taking my thyroid meds… UGH!!!