I could write for hours on the two weeks I’ve spent in my new job writing for a non-profit called Talitha Koum (“my child, rise” in Aramaic). I have heard stories of heartbreak and healing. But for now, I’ll just share this quote that the founder sent me today with the message, Lane, this is essentially your mission at Talitha Koum. It has been mine for a long time. I am happy to have you to share in it.
"The artist helps us to interpret, understand and communicate feeling. When the artist is successful we are led into communion with ourselves and with the world, and the solitary work becomes a communal work. For want of this we walk on parched land."
I am so lucky to be involved with an organization that believes down to its roots in the power of writing, art, and storytelling to effect real change for the good of the community and the glory of God.