and yet sooner than that, the days will stop growing shorter. It doesn't begin to change noticeably for a while. There will be a few days there, when it seems like we're stuck in darkness land.
I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping. We trimmed the tree today, since the kiddo was home with a bad cold. We need some more ornaments, I think. This year's tree is taller than last year's, and our one box of decorations are spread thinly over the green.
Even as I try to meet this season with equanimity, anxiety creeps in. I substitute cheese and oranges and chocolate for lunch. I refresh my facebook feed over and over. I shop blindly, looking for just the right thing. I try to notice when I'm numbing the real need with stuff and sugar. Sometimes just noticing is enough. Sometimes, I can even make a shift.
As the new year approaches, I'm looking for how I can be of service through this blog and what I offer as a storyteller and teacher. Would you be willing to take part in a survey? I want to know what's coming up for you, what you need as a storyteller, a teacher, a parent, a person. Maybe there's something you're looking for here? The survey is below. I'd love to hear from you.
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.