Category Archives: stories

story about the stories.

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on this special day

i brought out

an old treasured story 

written by

my former student, nicole

who i taught for grades k-2

(in a school where we were known by our first names)

 a story about me sharing stories

 made me cry happy tears to read

how much she enjoyed the stories

what ginormous heaps of praise

from a fellow roald dahl fan. 

happy roald dahl story day!!

“words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.”

-albus dumbledore (j.k. rowling, harry potter series)

plug in.

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my wall plug looks quite content

and has a story to tell. 

 

“it seemed to me at an early age that all human communication-

whether it’s tv, movies, books –

begins with somebody wanting to tell a story.

that need to tell, to plug into a universal socket,

is probably one of our grandest desires. and the need to hear stories,

to live lives other than our own for even the briefest moment,

is the key to the magic that was born in our bones.”

-robert r. mccammon

tell their stories.

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after sledding on a beautiful snow day

grandies and neighbors

gather around the table

to share a large pot

of ramen, laughs, and stories. 

“honor the community you come from. tell their stories.”

-sting

 

retelling stories.

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peter bence retells toto’s story of africa in a new way

not confining himself to just the keyboard

  of this half million dollar piano

well worth a listen.

“i’m an interpreter of stories.

when I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.

-nat king cole