February 28th, 2017
and they tell a story that maybe doesn’t even really have that much to do with the story you just told, but there’s a thread, and that leads to yet another story, and the whole night you’re traveling through worlds you had no idea you were going to enter, and you go home changed.
That’s the magic of storytelling.
When you tell a story, you spark another story.
Like if you’re facing a big, freakin mountain and you have no idea how you’re gonna get up it… if I’m listening to your story I’m facing that same mountain with you.
My brain and my body will figure out how to get up that mountain too.
We climb that mountain together.
Engagement. Resonance. Empathy.
Imagine that. Stories can do that.
And Lord knows we need all the new possibilities we can get right about now.
I get a window into a different reality, a different body living in a different world with different perspectives.
You get to travel to places inside and out that you haven’t been before.
Our worlds get bigger.
We get to show each other what we’ve figured out about how to be human.
The borders of time and space as well as the borders between people.
They remind us we’re not alone.
We’re not alone! We have each other!
I don’t know about you but I can so caught up in that little dopamine hit of the tiny screen, but oh the connection that happens with a good story, when two actual living breathing human people tell one another stories?
I’d take that over the tiny screen any day.
Better than any other agent of change. (in my humble opinion)
Think of a story that made you lean in. A story that helped you understand. A story that made you laugh. A story that made you cry.
Yeah. That one. The one that changed you.
You can tell that kind of story.
Let’s tell some stories and change the world.
(That was a typo. I meant to say worms, but I’m keeping it.)
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