The Power of Being Seen

Marie Marchand
4 min readDec 1, 2019

A popular new movie is shining light on Mister Rogers and the tremendous impact he had, not only on children, but also on society and its transformation. Perhaps his most salient quality was his innate ability to affirm individuals — to see them. He communicated to every young viewer that they were important, that they mattered, and that they were worthy of love.

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Marie Marchand

Poet Laureate of Ellensburg, WA. Author of Gifts to the Attentive from Winter Goose Publishing. mishiepoet.com @mishiepoet