Over the last few years I’ve felt that as a society we’ve begun to listen and understand the people around us less. I’ve wanted to do something about it for a while.
I started Ubering 6 weeks ago. Since then I’ve been hearing every day from the people who live in the Dallas Fort Worth area. DFW we call it, or The Metroplex. Sometimes they are people passing through, on holiday, a family reunion or at a convention. Sometimes they were born and raised in the city. Sometimes they moved here because of a job.
They are all great stories of people we pass in the street week in and week out.
I will now post at least one story about one person’s life. Consider it my contribution to listening and understanding.
Some stories are long.
Some are short.
Some are mere descriptions.
Some are photographs.
All are art.
All will bare the hashtag, #PeopleOfDFW.
Names may be changed to protect privacy.
If you live in this great metroplex I encourage you to share your own experiences. Stories you’ve heard, stories of people you’ve met. Stories you’ve lived out yourself. Use #PeopleOfDFW to add to our human tapestry.
As I’ve met the people of DFW I’ve felt the creative energy that has made this one of the fastest growing places in America. I’ve felt the warmth and humanity that welcomed me.
While you wait for the series here’s a Haiku they inspired.
Traversing beneath blue sky
Pause and say hello”