This cold? The coughing every evening, til my ribs are sore? It will pass.
This gray, or sunny, or snowy weather? It will pass.
The baby who fusses and drools hour upon hour? Little one who can't sit still for a minute? Sticky, runny-nosed faces?
But, so will the achingly sweet laughter. The moment of calm. The sleepy head on your knee. The caress.
We can only count on change. It keeps us alive. It keeps us dying every moment.
Rolling inexorably to the sea, like wheels set afire and rolled to the river.
Giveaway! Leave a comment below, and I will enter your name in a drawing for either a 45-minute storytelling performance (local peeps only, sorry!) OR mp3 files of two of my favorite stories to tell! Contest closes Sunday evening at 9:00 pm CST. Names will be drawn from a hat, unless that's impractical, in which case I'll use a random number generator. Good luck!
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.