I am overjoyed at the response to yesterday's post! That picture of Small Son at 2 1/2 was pretty adorable, if I do say so myself. And I do. Often.
One thing that I have noticed through this process of NaBloPoMo -- and we're nearly halfway through!-- is how much time I spend apologizing for being myself, and how much time I spend complaining and finding fault. It's a lot. in my writing, for years, a constant theme has been, "Ooh, look at how long it's been since I've written! How awful!" and there have been many apologies and promises to write more, and so on. What has it taken to actually write daily? As I said in an earlier post, it has to do with seeing this blog as a practice, and also with giving myself permission not to edit, not to be on my guard, not to feel shame at any of my posts.
Any post is a 100% improvement over no post.
I am considering offering a giveaway, because I really want to give storytelling its proper place in my life, and telling stories is how that will happen. The only way a giveaway will happen, though, is if more of you comment, here or on facebook or twitter. I want to hear from you. Please. So much gratitude to Bà and Susan and Nathan for commenting on the blog. I'm not good at the reply function on the phone app, but once I am, look out!
Okay, okay. You are waiting for the pictures! Here you go:
Sara Renee Logan has been telling stories to everyone who would listen since she was seven. She organized storytimes for her college roommates, and spent a year at Oxford studying folklore and folktales. Many years as a Waldorf teacher allowed her to tell stories about everything from Baba Yaga's hut on chicken legs to the water cycle to the life of Joan of Arc. Sara shares her life with her partner, Melanie, their son, and an unreasonable family of pets. She continues to share her love of storytelling and stories with audiences of all ages, specializing in bringing the wild beauty of folktales to young and old. Sara writes about parenting, storytelling, and about living a life with stories.