I've been inspired by the storytelling that goes on in my family. At all the big gatherings that I've been too, the memories that stick with me most are all the stories that we told, both personal family histories and Yiddish folk tales. And of course, the loud laughter, interrupting and good-natured correcting about what ACTUALLY happened. My grandfather passed away recently and he was a master storyteller. It was comforting and healing to sit with people at his shiva who knew him and re-tell the stories that he told and tell new stories remembering his life.
So in this very personal relationship with story, I see the importance of telling our own stories and the collective stories of our own communities. There is something so human about telling stories, and in that the potential for great healing and great power.
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