“…all making of story becomes a spiritual place. it is a place of the most intense solitude but also a place where the most intimate communal experience can be achieved: that of sharing story. story is a place where meaning can be made and remembered.” eunice scarfe
this really struck me when i read it yesterday. and now that it’s been percolating in my brain for a day i’m realizing that this is what i love about blogging. i mean in addition to the obvious reason of sharing my photos. when i started out i had no idea about this particular benefit, but it forces me to examine the little pieces of my life and translate them into STORY.
story that shares not only events, but emotions and impressions. (and visual images!) story that bubbles up from the heart. story that clarifies ideas. story that gathers details and brings them together. story told in poetry or prose. story that reaches out and begs to be shared with others.
often i’ll be writing in my journal, as i have for years, and suddenly realize that what i am writing is something that yearns to be shared. voila – a new blog post!
i think i look at my life differently now. as i go through my days and stumble across things that might become potential story elements, i think of all of you – and wonder if you might be open to sharing in the story. not all ideas make to this forum, but when they do, you, my faithful little audience, are there to support and cheer me on. i love you for it and hope that i can do the same for your stories!
“as a writer, i am transformed in the making of story; the reader is transformed in the reading of story.” eunice scarfe
let’s keep on transforming each other!!
new post on retreat blog here.