have you guys heard of storycorps?
i just rounded up their website for us -
i haven't had a chance to sit with it yet,
but wanted to share it so we could all check it out at some point.
you can find them here
i listened to an audio collection of some of their stories as i filled orders
and i cried thru so many of the stories.
they were short...none of them too long.
a few didn't move me.
it's real people just tellin' a story from their lives.
and apparently it started out with a recording booth in new york,
and now there's traveling ones all over the country!
people sharing their stories, capturing this journey of life.
i listened amazed at the range of stories and of the human heart.
i thought maybe i'd pick one of the stories and talk about it here.
but i couldn't pick.
each one had something really cool about it.
even the ones that didn't move me very much -
they had their own really neat quality because it was a real story
from someone telling it themselves.
just think about that.........
if one short story - say four minutes long - can touch someone's heart,
how many stories do you hold that could be shared?
do we share enough of our stories?
do we share enough of our selves?
interesting questions for me as i've been mulling over the whole sharing
thing the last week. i was thinking maybe i wanted to stop sharing so much.
for a little while there, i was really leaning that way.
and then, before i even heard this recording, i decided i DID want to share.
that it took courage to share. and i wanted to be strong enough to keep doing it.
then when i heard this recording, i really really believed that's true for all of us.
and i really believe it does take courage.
and i believe it matters.
so what do we do with our stories?
and what will you do with yours?