This is a film in which anguish and love live side by side. It deserves your full and undivided attention. If simply for the immense courage it took DAVID to sit unflinchingly in front of the camera.

And for the additional courage it took to watch it back, breathe it in, admit it and allow it to be shared freely.

This stark and perhaps achingly beautiful human encounter was filmed live at an INNER VIEW Program in front of an audience. Such encounters have become commonplace, once I admitted to myself that this is the work. To allow the unfiltered voice of the human soul.

Notice everything about this voice. Its tone, its pace, its texture. Its juxtaposition against the words that usually fill our days. It is important.

David later sent me a single line written by Maya Angelou.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Thankful for it all.

For the seemingly unjust
alongside the
well deserved.
Its stark opposite.

Each plays its part.

Each might hold
equal measure.

A gift in darkness,
an easier breath
in the light.

Thankful for life itself.