V Is For Vulnerability

I'm renting a (comfortably modern, in case you were concerned) farmhouse with my kids this week. Perusing the owner's book collection I came across a Seth Godin title (which reminded me of our beef from a few years ago).

Illustrated by Hugh MacLeod, V Is For Vulnerable takes the form of a children's book but addresses big topics like creativity, generosity, joy and fulfilling dreams. I'd not heard of it. And really, it's perfect in that almost-annoying way Godin has of capturing complex topics really simply.

Vulnerability is serious business. Even with cartoon googly eyes. It's not something I consciously thought about until I watched Brene Brown's incredible TED Talk a year or two ago. It's really worth the 20 minutes. Now I think about it often.