I’m not sure when most of this video was shot, but my part was done winter 2013/2014 when I was in the middle of the most horrendous few months of pain I’ve ever had. I wasn’t really sleeping, so I look pale and thin and fragile. That’s not how I look now—I just want to reassure you! But the message of all these authors is the same: story is woven into our lives; story is a human thing; story matters.

So your mission for the day: go find a good story and enjoy it.