A New Normal: YouTube public performance

A New Normal: Telling my story at The AIDS Memorial/NYC, June 1, 2021

Friends: This is a 1-minute “teaser” for my 7-minute storytelling gig this past June 1, as part of a collaboration between The Generations Project and the NYC AIDS Memorial. 

On June 1 & June 10, ten long-term survivors and allies told our stories of resilience and survival, in a continuing effort bear witness to history. 

To watch my full 7-minute story, and the stories of the other 3 participants from June 1, please click on the link below. Their stories will inspire you, no matter your background or experience.

Thank you.

One Sunday, about fifteen years ago, I was visiting my then 85-year-old father in Massachusetts. We were sitting at his kitchen table, and each of us was silently filling our 7-day pill organizers, top for AM, bottom for PM.

That’s when I realized that, at age 46, I had been sorting pills much longer than my 85-year-old father. In fact, the process of sorting pills had become completely normalized. 

Over the years, I have continually had to adjust to a “new normal”.

One Sunday, about fifteen years ago, I was visiting my then 85-year-old father in Massachusetts. We were sitting at his kitchen table, and each of us was silently filling our 7-day pill organizers, top for AM, bottom for PM.

About bdwardbos

Writer (plays, essays, memoir, blogs), actor (theater, film, TV), teacher, HIV/AIDS educator, cat whisperer
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2 Responses to A New Normal: YouTube public performance

  1. Fred Albert says:

    That was really lovely and powerful. Thanks for sharing.

    Fred

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    Liked by 1 person

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