Howard Lewis & Darrell Smith, the heart of Embedded Reporter. Photo by Don Gilmore
“We are social animals,” says Howard Lewis. “Our peak experience is performing live, engaging others, taking them to places they may not anticipate, and touching hearts. It is a collective endeavor. Plus it's like playing golf or scoring a goal in soccer. It isn't uplifting because it is easy. It is fulfilling because it is so hard.” We live in an era when people all over the world are intensely focused on “surviving,” whatever that means to them personally. For a Sub-Saharan nomad, it may mean getting enough water or food. For an advertising executive in New York it may mean holding on to a cash cow account. But universally, we all occasionally need to look at ourselves and others from a fresh perspective, celebrating life. That's what we do. Plus we set it to music. How whacky is that!