Story telling is quilts and campfires, myth and legend, paper and voice, true and fabricated. With as many ways as there are to tell stories it seems silly for me to say it is almost hard to define what a story actually is. But it is hard to define! Yes, stories include some sort of description of an event, emotion, or place and time, but there is so much more; every story is a part of someone, the storyteller.
Over the ages so many stories have been told. The story of the hunt can be found in caves. Stories about play can be found in the toys children play with. Classic pen to paper stories fill libraries in communities and homes everywhere. Oral stories live on in each of us.
We have all heard “A picture is worth a 1000 words.” No truer words have ever been spoken. My favorite stories are found in a moment captured. Whether or not I know what is going on in a picture my mind is sure to make a story that lives in a particular photograph.
Storytelling is sharing, remembering, imagining, and loving. Storytelling is a way to remember, dream, understand, and give of oneself. Storytelling can be joyous, upsetting, hard to do, magical, and at times necessary.