I love stories! Always have. True or fiction, it doesn’t matter. There’s something about “Once upon a time …” that is just SO excitingly inviting. I have learned that stories, that fiction even, can teach us so much about living fuller, happier lives. My great success with using in writing classes the wonderful Kathryn Stockett novel The Help once again proved to me how a great story can transport the reader/listener into another realm–in this case, racist Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960’s where a group of black maids learned how significant their never-before-heard voices really were.
I love it that Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church here in Savannah embraces a full range of artistic expression, including storytelling. The video below features talented raconteur Dottie Kluttz telling The Story of Two Pots.
Here I am with Dottie back in May at Savor the Flavor of Savannah–a local food tasting event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia and hosted by Deborah Hargroves of Dancing Stars of Georgia.
“I believe in me. I love me. All is well … and so it is.”