One man had an idea. He turned it into a major icon in the development of public television and children around the world. But he didn’t do it alone. Almost from the first day a quiet man worked with him, challenged him to be bolder and even more creative. A man who created icons of his own but always in the shadow of his friend. They had a way of drawing people to them and their work that made it richer and more real and bigger than any of them imagined in the beginning. It didn’t take long for other crazy creatives to join the fun. When the Muppets are mentioned, Jim Henson is the man in front but he was never in it alone. For almost 40 years he built a brand but more important, he built a community. A community of believers…in something bigger than just themselves.
And then suddenly the one man was gone.
Struggling through the loss, his friends expressed the impact he had on their lives it in a way that was an extension of their relationships.
I can think of no better way to explain my vision for the Harmony section than this.
“Haaaay, Kermiiiiiit!!!! Woka woka!”
I was unloading the dishes from the dishwasher and stretching to reach the cabinet to put them away. The dishes weren’t light and they were breakable. Even lifting them up and across the dishwasher one at a time, I was getting frustrated. I wasn’t halfway through emptying the dishwasher before I was thoroughly angry about […]
I lied on a couple of job interviews when I was younger. When I was asked if I was familiar with specific software programs, I would say yes. If I was offered the job, I would go home and read the manual for the software over the weekend before starting on Monday. Not the best […]
I started this blog site with no clearer purpose than to make changes in four key areas of my journey and invite (hopefully inspire) others to consider what they wanted to change in their own journey. Then like most of my projects it stalled. It wasn’t that I lost interest in making the changes. It […]
This time of year is flooded with requests for our attention, our attendance, our resources, our time and our energy. I believe the only 3 reasons to say “YES” to these are because it comes from your heart, because it brings hearts together, or because it nurtures your heart. Obligation, guilt and social pressure can […]