Monday, June 17, 2013

Day 170, June 17

"If stories come to you, care for them and learn to give them away when they are needed.  Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive."--Barry Lopez, CROW & WEASEL

I love stories.  I love true stories.  I love made up stories.  And if things aren't happening the way I want them to in real life, I make up stories to "set things right."  It is the writer in me, I suppose, that needs stories, true and made-up, to clarify our human condition.  (In Mr. Lopez's words, I need stories more than I need food.) 

Some writers are blessed to tell stories that reach hundreds and thousands of people.  Mine reach but a few, if that.   But that's all right.

So, for today, I am grateful for stories to give away.

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