Remember when you were a kid and the teacher announced that you would have ‘Show and tell’ the next day? For any of you not sure what I’m on about, let me explain: We had to find an object, sometimes appropriate to a particular theme, sometimes just something special to us and bring it in to school. Then one by one we had to come to the front of the class and talk about the object. Sometimes the teacher or class would ask questions. We had to ‘show’ the item and then ‘tell’ about it. Sometimes it was fun and interesting and sometimes it was just plain terrifying. Standing up in front of the class, talking about something precious to yourself brings you into close contact with your vulnerability.
I recently came across a blog in which a woman had asked,