“Storytelling is a tool for knowing who we are and what we want.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
“An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are. He has to tell, because nobody else in the world can tell, what it is like to be alive. All I’ve ever wanted to do is tell that, I’m not trying to solve anybody’s problems, not even my own. I’m just trying to outline what the problems are…I want to be stretched, shook up, to overreach myself, and to make you feel that way too.” -James Baldwin
“It is through story that we embrace the great breadth of memory, that we can distinguish what is true, and that we may glimpse, at least occasionally, how to live without despair in the midst of the horror that dogs and unhinges us.” – Barry Lopez
We have infinite stories we can tell.
Our power comes in deciding which ones to tell and how we want to tell them.
Honesty, vulnerability and a sense of humor will never let you down.
And if the story you tell yourself isn’t serving you or others, then choose to tell a different story.