Thursday, January 17, 2013

On the Road Again

This has been a busy storytelling week compared to the rest of this winter. I was in the center of the state on Tuesday, telling stories to students at an elementary school. Tomorrow I will be at another school, this one just one county away, and Saturday evening I'll be telling stories in Athens, Ohio.

It feels good to get back into my storytelling groove. I have two new stories from West Virginia's history that have been going very well, and I have pulled out some that have not been on my list for a while. Stories seem to gain a freshness when they are left to rest for a while;  perhaps time to rest brings more richness and brighter images and the stories seem to have a new energy.

I worked on calls today, lining up summer programs, following up on other storytelling projects and tying up loose ends. It's been a productive day, lots of multitasking and mess but in the end a lot got done.

Now I am off to bed to be fresh for an early start tomorrow. I'll leave you with some pics of this evening's beautiful sunset, a sign, I hope, of a good day to come.





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6 comments:

Mamabug said...

Be safe on the road! I think you're busier now than when you were working!

writingdianet said...

Was this sunset last night? My son noticed it and we both ran outside and oohed and ahed:) Gorgeous!

Granny Sue said...

I am, Mamabug, and I didn't think that was possible. But this is the kind of busy I thrive on--creative things for the most part, lots of variety and opportunities to try new things :)

Granny Sue said...

Yes it was, Diane; I did the same thing--saw the orange-pink glow coming in the windows and ran outside jacketless and in my slippers to take pictures. I wanted to go up on top of the ridge but I was afraid it would be gone by the time I got up there. It was breath-taking.

Nance said...

Thursday morning southern Iowa had an awesome sunrise. Your pics are awesome.

Sue said...

It just occurred to me that my paternal grandmother was a story teller, too. Not consciously, but it was part of her. And people used to ask her to tell them at various events.

Her voice was magic.

=)

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