The speech I wrote (but never made) at my student’s showcase last week.
“Stories are how we make sense of the world. They surround us everyday: from banter at the taxi rank, to chats with friends and colleagues, to talk at dinner – we only need to listen. I can think of no other vocation I’d rather share than to be story teller, each day working in my shop, constructing stories I hope will change the world. It has been an honor to share this story telling world with these students. I invite you now to listen to their stories – and I hope you find, in them, as I have, some extraordinary glimpses of who we are and what we can become. Enjoy.”