Sometimes I forget to say the most obvious things. Yesterday, as I was yet again talking about why I write so much, I didn’t mention one of the main reasons I write, which is I hope you will write, too. There is a great need for us to hear each other’s stories. This is all the more important in these days of corporate control of the media.
I think Richard Wagamese is so right:
ALL THAT WE ARE IS STORY. From the moment we are born to the time we continue on our spirit journey, we are involved in the creation of the story of our time here. It is what we arrive with. It is all we leave behind. We are not the things we accumulate. We are not the things we deem important. We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we’re here; you, me, us, together. When we can do that and we take the time to share those stories with each other, we get bigger inside, we see each other, we recognize our kinship — we change the world one story at a time.
Richard Wagamese (October 14, 1955-March 10, 2017)
Ojibwe from Wabeseemoong Independent Nations, Canada
It’s not about me and my stories. It’s about each of us sharing our stories with each other. I’ve tried to describe my own process of discovering and sharing my stories in hopes that you will share your stories, too.
For example, there is a collection of stories by a number of people on the Quaker Stories Blog: https://quakerstories.wordpress.com/
There are a number of ways to share what you write, free of charge, such as https://wordpress.com/ Just type the title, then the body of the story, and press the Publish button.
I’d like to hear your stories. Send me a link to your blog, or email me your story. firstname.lastname@example.org