For this week's #connecttuesdays, I'm featuring Brit Robinson. She is one of my favorite people - a really truly beautiful person.
Who are you?
Christ-follower, Mom, Wife, sometimes actor, sometimes teaching artist. "....and He that first made me still keeps me alive."
What inspires you?
The human story inspires me, but that can take many forms - a play, a painting, a poem, a novel, a sculpture, an argument on the street. People are fascinating. I think story-telling is a large part of why I became an actor. Even as a young child, if asked what television I preferred, I would have said the biography channel.
What do you fear?
Too much unfortunately, but lately I've been processing my fear of Alzheimer's. Memory has always been important to me (there it is again: preserving the story) and the disease is rampant in our families. I never want to put the pain and life-altering weight of care-giving on my family and I cannot fathom looking into the eyes of my sons, but not recognizing them.
I'm trying to channel my fear into action. I want to advocate because there's still no cure or treatment for the disease and research is largely underfunded. I also want to use it as a reminder to remain fully present. One day I may not be able to hold on to a face or a memory, but I am here now and I can choose to be present.
What makes you laugh?
My boys. Their silliness and unbridled joy light up my world. The sometimes utter ridiculousness of parenting is also a good source of humor. Those "you can laugh or you can cry" kind of moments come pretty frequently with small kids. And I'm a sucker for a funny youtube video or any choice Tony Hale makes on camera.