Harmonizing Discord: Lessons from hardened hearts
By: Margaret Sowry
Population Served: At-Risk Youth
During the sixth and last scheduled session, the young man who had two weeks earlier pounded an angry "gun shot" on his drum jumped to his feet and declared, "GROUP HUG!" At that point, we all "got it!" Within each of us, beyond struggling, fortresses, competition, hurt, anger, distrust and malevolence, common ground set the stage for true connection at least in the moment.