Finding Your Voice

As you know, finding my voice has been a literal and figurative pursuit for me lately. As a result, I was especially intrigued by an interview of Director Tom Hooper on NPR about his upcoming moving starring Colin Firth, The King's Speech. You have to listen to an audio snippet of Colin playing King George VI. I heard it while driving home recently and it moved me to tears.

Also from the interview: "What I learned about stammering was that, when as a young child you lose the confidence of anyone who wants to listen to you, you lose confidence in your voice and the right to speech," says Hooper. "And a lot of the therapy was saying, 'You have a right to be heard.' "

Indeed.