Storytell - Do Tell!


                                                                   Picture compliments of Jackie Baldwin's Story-Lovers Site

We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel -- Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought. — John Steinbeck

Sometime ago, perhaps, around 2001, I became a member of the Storytell Listserve. There are so many good things that have blossomed in that time. One thing is that it became fertile ground for some creative, whimsical, off-the-cuff, inspirational musings. Often these little missives had a short shelf life and died on the vine; others became pressed between the pages of the good Word. In re-reading some of these, they once again unfold many memories that I'd like to share. I've tried to put them in some sort of chronological order.

“No, seriously,” he murmured into her ear. “Was it, you know…”

“No…seriously,” she said.


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I jumped in the saddle and rode away to tell you the stories you've heard
today. I jumped on a spoon and away I flew and you've heard all my
stories, so God bless you. I jumped on a spindle and away I spun. And God
bless me, my stories are done. (Romanian)