A Good Home

I’m Here: So Are You

Wow. Crossing the great divides.
Thanks to my blogger friend Liz – and Heineken beer – for this.


Alex Katz, Three Figures On a Subway, 1948, Oil on masonite, 13 1/2 x 29 inches, Alex Katz Collection, Colby College, Maine. © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Courtesy Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of the artist – see http://www.timothytaylor.com

“A great relationship is about two things. First, appreciating the similarities, and second, respecting the differences.”

~ Unknown

I am not usually in the business of promoting adverts for beer, but I feel compelled to make an exception in the case of the latest offering from Heineken.  Check out this short film which demonstrates starkly and powerfully how well we can get along with other people who hold views different from our own, if we just make a tiny effort to spend some time with them.

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10 thoughts on “I’m Here: So Are You”

  1. Thank you for reblogging this post and introducing Liz to your readers, Cynthia! I enjoyed the videos and the lessons contained in them. The message is always relevant, but so needed now in these troubled times in which we all live.

  2. Good points made – I love the second animated film because not everyone really gets the difference between empathy and sympathy, and it’s a big one! If only it were so easy to sit down over a beer and be non-judgmental. But it’s a start, eh?

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