Monday, April 21, 2008

Night Conversations

You may recall the vignette I did a couple weeks ago called Only Questions in which I conducted a brief, but insightful conversation with myself on an afternoon train ride one day.

It got me thinking.

Sites like Post Secret have given people an amazing freedom to speak some of the hardest things they can imagine speaking. However, in their extreme brevity, they fall short of providing understanding and support. What if I conducted the same sort of conversations with other people? Not to provide advice, or to pass judgment, but just to listen and understand.

I'm proud announce the grand opening of Night Conversations. Participants are invited to pull up a comfy chair, pour a drink, and have a conversation with me. The results, posted anonymously, are then offered to all to share.

Stop over and check out the first conversation, On an Unsettled Spring Night. If you like what you see, spread the word, and be sure to stop back. I'll keep the light burning for you.


Kaycie said...

I visited and commented. Interesting concept, Jason. I enjoyed reading and thinking about your first installment.

SzélsőFa said...

I have Post Secret advertised on the right-side coloumn of my blog.
So I like the concept of Night Conversations, have already read the first part. A good companion that listens without giving judgements and/or advice is always a treasure. I hope this idea of yours will succeed and will help many of your readers in one way or another.

Sarah Hina said...

This is a compelling concept, Jason, and you've cleared a great space for people to be heard, and not judged.

Good luck, and I really hope the site catches on!

Anonymous said...

I'm still pondering the conversation, but I love the opener (I want a drink, too.)

Oh, and - tag. (Sorry, but Precie's taken all the other good people.)

my meme

Anonymous said...

Thank you, everyone. I'm excited about being a part of a project like Night Conversations. I hope there are those who, despite their natural hesitations, chose to sit down for an evening and talk.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Ooh, what a great idea! It's almost like a free session with a psychiatrist. Tempting... *evil grin*

Vesper said...

What an interesting idea, Jason. Tempting and scary at the same time... for you too, I would say.