I’m a writer, a teacher and a storyteller who lives on books (you can follow my book blog here) and feeds on stories, who
adores loves children and meeting people of similar interests.
I’ve always loved listening to stories since I was a child. I enjoyed every moment of being taken to a different time and place, filled with wonders made up by the author, storyteller (my dad, mostly) and my imagination.
Stories ignite our senses. They create magical moments. They educate. I want children today to experience that too, which is why I enjoy telling stories to children. I want their imaginations to run wild and stretch to the ends of the world, and not to be trapped by televisions, tablets, smartphones, Facebook, Twitter or Xbox. There are so many stories out there waiting to be heard and felt. There are stories out there waiting to be found.
Therefore, this blog is about stories. Your stories. Stories I’ve heard from you, who I met and/or taught when you were not yet a teen; you who have inspired me and/or others; you whose story have tugged at my heartstrings, tickled my funny bone, or made me wince in horror; you who have shared with me a great story you heard/read.
I’d like to end this note with an excerpt from this wonderful story I read recently called The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
“It is important,” the man in the grey suit interrupts. “Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift….” (page 381)
And I thank you, for sharing and telling me your tale.
With love, G1