60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: What Might We Get if We Didn’t Walk a Mile in Another’s Shoes?
by Diane Wyzga | November 15, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Hillerod, Denmark!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying about being unable to understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. The saying is attributed to Native American tribes and from the 1895 poem by Mary T. Lathrap, Judge Softly, with its well-known closing line, “Take the time to walk a mile in his moccasins.” Until “woke” culture hijacked publication, this poem was so embedded in American public education that almost every American often used the expression “Walk a mile in his moccasins.”
Prompted by an art display in our local Sno-Isle library I offer you a different perspective: “Yes, I could walk a mile in your shoes; but I imagine that they are as ill-fitting as mine. What if we take off our shoes, walk the road side-by-side and share our stories so we can hear each other’s lives unfold as we pass the miles together.”
Question: We cannot really know how to be in the same situation as a particular person just like we cannot see the color red as they do. What if we just take off our shoes and walk together?
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Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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