"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.