For generations, my Amish friends have believed in what they call the slow life. It’s the idea that anything too fast, anything that makes it too easy to lose track of their faith, their family or themselves is not worth having. And though I love having electricity in my home and a car to drive, I’m starting more and more to understand the need to slow down. To look my family and friends in the eyes and listen…to care. To not just hear stories, but to reflect, preserve and tell them.