Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Storytelling

We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel -- Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought.
John Steinbeck

4 comments:

rahina qh said...

we all need confirmation that we exist i guess. r.

thinker said...

I agree Rahina, i guess we can truly exist only through others, and with others..

C├ęcile said...

It is a beautiful quote about writing, the purpose, meaning of it. I like it very much, it's uncommon.
People love storytelling, as if they were expectin gsecrets to be revealed to them :)

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thinker said...

Yes, when we share a story with someone, we reveal a piece of our private universe, a piece of ourselves, hidden somewhere between our words..