I watched the eighth hour performance, and I was blown away by the range of tone and subject that people talked about. It was obvious that every had a lot of passion for what they were talking about- um... they all stood out to me in their own right. I think the one I related the most to was Sarah's- it was hilarious and on-point because while being from a different culture does give you a lot of comedic material, there's also a lot of truth and emotion that can come from that too. Uh- I liked the speech about the cookie break because 1) baked goods are great and 2) yeah, it is important to take a break once in a while- I think we all forget that sometimes. The more serious discussions stuck with me in a way that is harder to put into words, but it's just so cool how they were able to get up there and speak about something like that. It's the personification of "inspire".
Thanks for your thoughtful response to Ellyce's piece. I thought it was important as well!