The Physics of Storytelling And The Equation of Appreciation – OHS025

I think most of us as children grew up with our parents reading to us. My father mostly worked nights and this was something my mother did for us. However, I do have some very old faded memories of my father reading to me when I was very young. I do not recall the stories as much as I remember the feeling of how cool it was to have my dad reading to me. As much as I loved being read to as a child, when I look back on my childhood I was mostly raised on television. I have so many vivid memories of my family cuddled up on the couch watching all kinds of Sci-Fi series and movies. Regardless of how I was mostly raised as a child there is something very special to “story time.” I remember reading to my good friend’s child as a “stand-in” parent. I was amazed at how much that child loved listening to me read to her. Story time is a big deal. Even as adults we… well, most of us love a good story.

I believe it is important as storytellers to know that critical timeframe, experience, story, or moment we “fell in love” with telling a story. For me, understanding the where, when, why, and how it all happened has a reflective quality in my own personal storytelling. There is a connection there! If we can find that moment, or experience, that story, or whatever it was and really look at it, we find something there. If we can better understand the reasons why we love stories in our own personal flow through life, the better we can share our stories with others.

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Show Notes:

  • Basically I am sharing the story of when I truly started to appreciate the power and benefit of storytelling.


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