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the story of 2012: your tests and trials

the story of 2012: your tests and trials

Last week I decided it would be fun and meaningful to look back on 2012 as if it were a mythic story. I created a series of prompts that are a little different from the usual year-in-review suspects. I started with the call to adventure that’s a part of all mythic stories: deep yearning, love … Continue reading

my “living the questions” tree

my “living the questions” tree

Yesterday I told you some of the reasons why I love stories. But I forgot that there’s even more I love about them. I especially love the relief they give us from our constant questioning minds. I’m sure you’re familiar with that tape in our brains that¬†can get stuck,¬†rehashing the past or rehearsing the future. … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! ~Thomas Carlyle I found so much insight and joy last week from your comments about story. You captured the galvanizing impact that story has had on people for thousands of … Continue reading

Why Self-Help Bores Me

Tell me a story. In this century, and moment, of mania, tell me a story. Make it a story of great distances, and starlight. The name of the story will be time, But you must not speak its name. Tell me a story of deep delight. –Robert Penn Warren On my desk sits a stack … Continue reading