Find the Good News with Oran Parker

Ep. 47 - The Skyscraper Ft. Braylin Jenkins - Find the Good News with Oran Parker

July 10, 2019

I’ve always tried to be honest in these introductions, hopefully giving you the best short reflection on my conversation with the guest of the week, and a brief sketch of the dialogue I’m presenting. I think it’s vital that I be clear that this episode of Find the Good News with Braylin Jenkins—the creator and host of the show Wide Awake With Bray J—takes a long way around to the find the good. As we drew near to the end of our conversation, Braylin and I lovingly addressed that very point. As creators of digital content, Braylin and I happened to contact each other to do separate interviews on each other’s shows, trading stories, perspectives, and motivations. In following Braylin online, and in visiting with him before our Wide Awake interview, I could tell that he had been through something with stout gravity, maybe several heavy somethings, and that whatever he had been through drafted a new purpose and vector to his work in media. In visiting with Braylin, I was reminded that sometimes the sky is just out of reach, no matter how passionate we are when we first stretch to touch it. We extend our arms, our palms wide, ready to grip, but for all of our efforts, we barely scrape the clouds before falling to the ground. Often, our true resilience doesn’t come from climbing our way to the top. Our real strengths are formed in the times after our wax wings have melted, when we’ve fallen to the ground amidst our scattered pinions, and found the will to get back up—hopefully, wiser and better equipped—to make another solid try for the clear blue sky. Braylin Jenkins took the time to share his story with me, and I listened to his testimony. This is a sketch of a young man finding his way in Southwest Louisiana media, and hoping do a little good.

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