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Tell Me A Story

by Bookwyrme , December 7, 2007—12:00 AM

Topics: Dreams, Fragments, People, Questions, Stories, Story

"Tell me a story."

Tell me about a hero, a heroine, an ordinary person. Tell me what they did, where they went, what they thought. Tell me.

I have been in love with story all my life.

I was, and remain, an avid reader. As a child, I enjoyed listening to my parents read stories out loud. As an adult, I augment my quiet reading times with books on tape. And, as soon as I started choosing what pictures to hang on my wall, I chose "pictures to dream on" to hang on my wall, pictures that suggested stories which I told myself as I fell asleep.

"Who was here?" the pictures asked, "What happened before this?" "What next?"

Now that I take pictures, I find that I still like "pictures to dream on." A pair of sandals in the sand suggests someone was there a minute ago, someone who has stepped out of the frame to do--what?

A fisherman standing on the pier, concentrating, head bowed, leads one to wonder what he is thinking. What will happen when he looks up?

An egret flies through the frame. Something started its flight, and it will end at some point. Who will it pass in the meantime? What will they think?

Tell me a story.



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