The team at khōréō magazine has taken so much care with all versions of this story (you can get the PDF and EPUB editions here), but I’m so impressed with the talent that has gone into the audio production of this story. There are two voice actors, Christian Thornton as The Archivist and Carolina Hoyos reading the chorus of collaborative lessons learned.

When a child learns to speak, their first word is a gift. It is a butterfly wing that swirls the dust motes ignited by the sunlight. A snowflake that shatters an arctic sea to match its fractal pattern. The glitter on sand in the desert at dusk.  A distant star shifting its color.

Excerpt from “The Field Guide for Next Time”

Read the whole interactive story or listen to it here: