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Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Caring for Another’s Stories

by August 30, 2016 Women's Corner

If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. – Barry Lopez

Allender says that we tell stories mostly to serve a point or purpose, and that purpose is as important if not more than the story itself. Sometimes the purpose is as clear as a person saying, “I know what I did was wrong, but I need your input to know what to do next time.” Other times, the wisest of interpreters can’t fathom the labyrinth-like, convoluted purpose of a story that rambles on endlessly. But we are always listening to a story with a “so what” interpretive ear – What do you want me to feel, think, or do as a result of your telling me this story? We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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