Between the Lines



Every person I see in a day has a story. They have a history that has brought their journey to the very spot I encountered them on any given day. Their heritage, wherever it began, has translated into a personal experience that extends generations.

No matter your origins, no matter your current course, no matter your personal story, I celebrate you. I celebrate our different experiences, our different roles and responsibilities, our different perspectives and experiences, and our different colors.

With a billion different shades, each beautiful and original, our unique stories run together to complete the ultimate experience…the human race.

So I celebrate you. I love that we are different, yet so beautifully the exact same. For what my hand might lay, yours might pick up and the journey will continue uninterrupted.

Until next time, I hope you find something new here in Blount County. It’s a good old place to call home.

Your Friend,

Richard Phillips