In this episode we are talking about holding hands. with strangers. (I typed it that way on purpose.) Brené opens us to the power of collective effervescence, mediated to us through experiences of joy, pain, music, and practices of faith. Her main point, and we agree, is that in sharing joy and pain together, we are certainly braving the wilderness.
To get yourself prepped for this episode, go ahead and think about your first and favorite concert experiences. Try to remember the ways that you felt connected to others around you. How long-lasting was the connection? Also remember moments of collective pain: 9/11, the explosion of the Challenger, the Oklahoma City bombing, Newtown Connecticut... remember how it felt to be in moments of intense pain with others around you.
Once you have those memories in your mind and those feelings in your gut... you're ready to hit play.
Don't forget to post your memories in the comments section!