I think this is the second time I've participated with Butterfly Effect
whose theme this week is storytelling. While I'm not a particularly creative story teller myself, I really appreciate the skill in others. So, what came to mind is a few of my favorite family photos showing how important books and stories are to our family. Here's my storytelling journey:
My sis reads to two-year old cousins who want to hear all about Lassie....
Reading with Grandpa always a treat!
(Not great quality but I love the feeling of this - reading with Grandpa was always a favorite pass time)
That's our cat sleeping on the back of the sofa - did you ever see a more engrossed face? Must have been a good book!
Even as adults the boys are never without a book in hand (or backpack) and I love that they are widely read. They appear to have prodigious memories and can relate stories and passages from memory that just blow me away (I'm lucky to be able to tell you the name of the book I'm currently reading :)).
Yes, I too love to read a good story and then have a hard time giving up the book so have bookcases full of great stories. Want a recommendation?
Be sure to visit The Butterfly Effect
this week to perhaps read a good short story......
I found an interesting thing on Tara Leaver's
site that I think would be a good exercise in grounding, in keeping aware of the present. She got the idea from Monica at Bohemian Twilight and that's as much as I know of the thread.... anyway, it's to use each of the senses as a simple prompt to reflect on THAT moment in time. I think Tara ends each of her posts with it and while I don't know if I'll be THAT in touch, I think it's a great way to slow down and be aware.
Tara's art/photography blog
Christmas music on my computer - currently loving Michael Buble's new CD
the red and white lights on my neighbor's house out my office window
hand lotion (my hands are SO dry this winter)
stamp ink on my fingertips
fretting about working on my Christmas cards instead of blogging
content that all my Christmas chores are done (except those darn cards!)