In this hour, maybe the first step to beginning again is taking the time to remember - and, if necessary, mourn - what’s past. Shortly after 9/11/01, Ilana Harlow talked about how creative rituals can help us.
Next, once we’ve passed through hard times, it comes to picking up the pieces of our lives. For Jonathan Cott - after 36 ECT sessions erased 15 years of his memory - that was a real challenge.
Then, Marc Maron says he was washed up. Career? Over. So he set up a microphone in his garage and starting talking with - and sometimes apologizing to - his fellow comedians. That's when things started turning around.
After that, sometimes beginning again means leaving an old life behind. For Michelle Kennedy and her three children, that led to living in their car.
Following that, we're looking for newness at TTBOOK, too. We asked you to remix our theme tune, and you responded. Here's a taste of what you've sent in.
And finally, poet Christian Wiman says being diagnosed with cancer - and falling in love - spurred him to write. In this conversation with Jim Fleming, he reads poems throbbing with life, and talks about finding future. [Broadcast Date: January 2, 2013]
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