I am a NPR junkie. You know that person that always tries to reference public radio in conversation? Yeah, that is me. The number of times I have said, " I was listening to this story on NPR the other day. . . . " is ridiculous. I don't expect that to change anytime soon.
So the other day I was listening to NPR and I had to stop eating dinner because I was so enthralled by the broadcast. I don't remember what it was called or if it was a spot on "the Story" or "this American Life" or what, but it was about a man named Ted who had a really bad speech impediment. His whole life he was plagued with the inability to speak so he ended up working for the circus since no one at Barnum & Bailey's was phased by a stutter. Anyways,the magical part of the radio story was this segment about when Ted was in a relationship. When he was speaking with this girl, he didn't stutter. Ever. It was like. . . gone. CURED. Unbelievable (especially if you heard this guy on the radio--his stutter was BAD). When the relationship started to turn sour, he began to stutter in her presence. I was just tenderly touched by this detail of the story. Our bodies know so much. We gotta listen up.