The What and Who of Meandering About

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Story

(a poem)

Being courageous
with your
story
means
     you sometimes sit with it in silence;
     you sometimes grieve over the pain;
     you sometimes secretly hold it deep within;
     you sometimes speak it quietly into the wind;
     you sometimes share it in hushed tones with a friend;
     you sometimes offer it to a sworn enemy;
     you sometimes shout it for all to hear;
     you sometimes simply hold space listening to another's story.
Be courageous
with your
story.
Stories
have the capacity
to transform.
-- bss 2017

2 comments:

  1. Once upon a time I spent five years as a therapist. I heard stories. I learned to deeply love each person as I heard their stories.

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    1. Stories are grace.
      They change both the hearer and the speaker.
      I think they not only have the power to transform, but also the power to heal.
      Thank you for reading.

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