We are all storytellers, gathered around the fire
fired up by limited memory, unlimited by possibility
What lies beyond the fire glow?
Made up, made of, limited memory, unlimited possibility.
We are made to sit around the fire in each other’s hearts
Emotional echoes resonate long after memory fragments
lose any connection to lived reality.
What is made up is made of limited memory unlimited possibility.
But around the fire, around the safe place
of a limited community, unlimited possibility
connects and reconnects memory fragments
with the check and balance of other storytellers
other sets of ears hear the bits that bring them life.
Only in a community of real people in a physical space
can there be the place, the safe space
to develop as storytellers, as people, as all gather around
fired up with the imagination and the courage to take
raw fragments of memory
and live as the author of our own stories.
This is not a solitary journey
for the story not told goes nowhere and does nothing
which would be a shame because it is amazing
just how much, just one story
can bring life in so many different ways
Gather up your stories and do tell