Recently, when I arrived at the lab after a doctor’s appointment, I took my paper number from the dispenser and waited to be called.
I sat down at the desk across from a young professional wearing a lab coat. She greeted me and then studied her computer screen.
“Your name and birth date?” she asked. I told her.
“Awesome,” she said.
Well, to me, maybe. My folks may have thought my birth and their choice of names were awesome. I’m pretty sure they did. But you?
Then I flashed to some lines about the word “awesome” in Guante’s piece, “REACH.” I’ve watched him perform that piece tens of times, once live and the rest thanks to YouTube. It makes me cry. Every. Time.
That fills me with awe.
And Guante’s choice of words and the meticulousness with which he strings them together. That I want to listen to him over and over. Thanks, Guante.
Check out what he says about “awesome”—and a lot of other stuff— in “REACH.” And visit Guante's website.
And please leave a comment here including your favorite lines from Guante’s work. Thank you.
Wishing you an awe-filled, awe-inspired, awe-driven new year. Be well.