Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Yes: We Are the Storytellers

My favorite quote from today’s re-blog:

“…without writing, the leaves are just leaves and the sky is just sky, and music doesn’t float on the wind.”

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A guest post from Stacy Barton:

“In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?” 

– Rainer Maria Rilke

Stacy Barton Stacy Barton

We are the storytellers, gathered around the fire, telling our tribes’ tales.  We are the poets, searching sounds and song in language, seers of the heart. We are the earth’s children giving voice to the imagined, the unruly.  For as long as we can remember we’ve made sense of life through Story, our writing born from the duality of beauty and pain. For us, the very nature of Story is sacred.

Give in to this; let it grow. Surrender your heart to the deep, to the unknown, to the fear, to the words that bubble up and burst forth…

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