That's right! Nichi is the winner of a fabulous storytelling prize! Thank you to all four of our contest entrants. Just think; that could have been your name I just announced.
Tomorrow will mark the last day in this first year since my life took a serious left turn. Thank you for all your support and kindness as I've struggled to find my way into some new expression of my life's work. I have learned so very much about myself this year. It has been a true test, a true gift, and also a year full of deep questioning.
I am, for instance, questioning the role of social media in my life. I am especially curious about how short-form posting, such as is common on FaceBook and Twitter, affects the way I seek to communicate with others. I read an article today in issue 3 of Taproot (thank you, Lisa, for bringing them in to the shop!) that struck a chord with me; it was a breakup note to FaceBook. In the article, Leslie Gilman refers to the need to make a thing more real by sharing it, posting it, photographing and documenting, yes, but also putting it out to the world, Look! I did a thing!
I've been questioning that impulse in myself... No answers yet, just questions.
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.