Today, I interviewed with a hospice agency outside of Portland. A few weeks ago, their ad captured my attention: They were looking for someone to video an end-of-life patient's "interviews" that he wanted to do for his family.
"Todd" (name changed for anonymity) is a 48 year old man with brain cancer with 2 teenaged daughters.
When I'd first read the ad on a volunteer ad website, something within me was moved: My decade plus experience in television was now applicable to something that meant something deeper - and far more meaningful - to me. And it would mean something to a stranger who needed it.
I met with two workers at the agency today that sealed the entire deal. I felt humbled, honored and blessed to be part of this moment in time.
I filled out my requisite paperwork and had a T.B. test taken.
Again, over and over, I am reminded that this bizarre experience called "life" is all about the journey. No matter where it takes us.