“Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don’t do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering.” Rachel Naomi Remen
This is why I love to write, because I do believe with all of my heart that everybody is and has a story, and that the way these stories weave together is transforming.
During these days of pandemic it may be more difficult to find ways to share our stories with those we love, but it’s critical we do so. Whether we share by Zooming or email or phone calls or writing our own memoirs (we have the time now, so why not?) we can’t afford to let our stories fade and die. They are far too precious.
Let’s keep our stories alive in every way we can, and weave them together. We have never needed wisdom more than now. Let’s generate all we can.