Woke up this morning and found this in my newsfeed, and it kind of got me in the heart. It may be an ad, but it’s an ad in the best manifestation possible: a 3-minute short story that gives holiday fuzzies and offers very good life advice.
It’s about a woman named Sofia who secretly writes, but can’t bear to share her writing with anyone for the same reason that most of us are reluctant: fear of our greatest creative efforts being…not enough. Or stupid, or silly, or offensive, or any number of reactions we tell ourselves are good reasons to hide our secret labors.
Her creativity leaks out in other ways, but always she hides it from others, until one night her faithful dog can’t stand it any longer — and releases her creativity into the night.
(After my heart melted watching this, I then watched a “making of” video and holy cow, the set they built! This was a handcrafted piece of art.)