This Week in Elder News: 8 March 2008
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The Elder Storytelling Place

The vault of new stories at The Elder Storytelling Place is again running low. If you have contributed in the past, surely you have more to tell us. If you have not yet contributed, many readers await your tales of love and life and pain and sorrow, of what you have learned and how you have laughed. Here, perhaps, is some inspiration:

"I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct, rescued me most of my life."
- Armistead Maupin
"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories."
- Ursula K. LeGuin
"Story is far older than the art of science and psychology, and will always be the elder in the equation no matter how much time passes."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"People are hungry for stories. It's part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another."
- Studs Terkel
"Their story, yours and mine - it's what we all carry with us on this trip we take, and we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn from them."
- William Carlos Williams
"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."
- Maya Angelou


I don't have a story right noe, but want to pass along an interesting blog I found that might help anyone who wishes to tell their story, or perhaps give some inspiration:

I've just started reading it and found it very interesting. The writer helps other people develop and tell their personal stories. Pretty cool.

Excellent quotes - inspiring and meaningful! I'll check this out and see if I have anything to contribute, Ronni.

Thanks for the link, Donna. I'll go read that, too.

I think that I have two stories on the back shelf. Hopefully, your other loyal readers will flood you with stories.

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