We are lonesome animals. We spend our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say – and to feel -”Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least the way I feel it.” You’re not as alone as you thought. John Steinbeck
We read to know we are not alone. C.S.Lewis
In the middle of our families and communities we can feel alone. Stories are the way we move from loneliness to connection. Through story we can find a connection with each other, with our larger community, with our ancestors and our past. Maybe we can even find our place in God’s story.
This is true for the one who reads or hears the story – is it also true for the writer or the teller of the story?
Betsy and Laurie