At Bob’s recent book event, I was struck by how wonderfully atypical it was. Bob not only sparked our imaginations with both intimately personal and culturally relevant stories, but also opened up a rich dialogue about being fully present in life’s transitional moments, essentially making each one of us a co-author of the story of “life at the intersection.” That is Bob’s gift: drawing in all voices, experiences and backgrounds and lifting up their value and dignity. And in that same spirit, this gathering was warm, inspiring and conversational. Everyone left feeling we had touched on the big questions of our own lives and the times in which we live, and that what we do next, after the pause, matters. It was like balm for the soul in this moment of political and social strife. Thank you, Bob!