Monday - Jonesborough and Blue Skies

Thinking of Jonesborough and the Storytelling Festival which starts Thursday evening.

Hoping for these wonderful blue skies and sunny days.

Thinking about:

having my family - my wonderful fan section - there in the front row - where I can see them - and then laughing together as we enjoy more tellers, and more stories together. We all fell in love with storytelling festivals when we went en masse to the 2nd WVA Storytelling Festival in Jackson Mill ten years ago.
Finally we will be together at the "mother ship."

seeing my dear friend Betsy who is coming from PA, because she loves the festival - and to encourage me as she has since we met in our Girl Scout Troop in Charlotte, NC a few years ago.

the people we will see - the smiles on their faces - the stories - and the laughing. Oh, the laughing. It makes you feel good all over to sit in a tent packed with 1000 people - all laughing. Norman Cousins was so right about the healing power of laughter.

and thinking of those folks - besides Jim - who have encouraged, taught and helped me along my way as I started re-inventing myself as a storyteller twenty years ago. I will especially miss seeing Sherry and Lynn who planted the seeds that led me to Exchange Place.

thinking about the story I will be telling Friday afternoon at Exchange Place - feeling excited and nervous - but knowing that its going to be really fun to stand on that stage to tell my story. I am already in love with everyone in the audience. Jim and I lived the story. Now we laugh about it. And so do the folks who hear it. "You are kidding," they say. "No. Afraid not."


Granny Sue said...

See you soon!

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