1380. This gives me courage to move forward and publish my book, in spite of my little fears and doubts.. ~A Friend

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo,
and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly,
I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight,
to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.
~Richard Wright

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In my post (#1379) last night I discussed the importance of sharing our stories. And because of some of the comments I got about that post, I want to touch on that subject one more time. Storytelling predates the written word, and these narratives have been shared in every culture in order to entertain, and/or educate, and/or preserve cultural values and views, and/or instill morals. Moreover, “in addition to being part of religious rituals, some archaeologist believe rock art may have served as a form of storytelling for many ancient cultures.” Symbols were also painted on the walls of caves as a way of remembering stories. Even complex tattooing has sometimes represented stories. “Stories have been carved, scratched, painted, printed or inked onto wood or bamboo, ivory and other bones, pottery, clay tablets, stone, palm-leaf books, skins (parchment), bark cloth, paper, silk, canvas and other textiles, recorded on film and stored electronically in digital form.” And who knows what other form they may take in the future. The reality is that human beings are storytelling organisms who lead storied lives. And often it is only in the attempt to tell the story that one realizes the value of the experience.

Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation. ~Joel 1:3  ✝

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20 thoughts on “1380. This gives me courage to move forward and publish my book, in spite of my little fears and doubts.. ~A Friend

  1. Thanks for sharing more of your stories and wisdom Natalie. I much prefer these posts from you than the simple motivational quotes that clog up my social media feeds. May we share our stories and hearts with the intent to uplift others.

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      • In the sharing of those quotes Brad they are telling their stories about what they have learned and what they value. Not everyone has the gift of words to say at themselves or to be brave enough to try. If drawings on the walls of cave or carvings in a tree or scratching in the San tell important stories why not sharing things that touch each other in a meaningful way!

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  2. Bonsoir ou bonjour MATHALIE

    Tiens je pense à toi

    Aux gentils messages que tu m’apportes sur mon blog

    C’est comme un rayon de soleil

    Ceux-ci me mettent du bleu au cœur et celui-ci resplendit de joie

    Quel bonheur que tu me donnes

    Que de joie j’éprouve

    Je tiens à te remercier

    Belle journée ou belle soirée

    Bisous Bernard

    Un Peu De Tendresse

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