Rocking On

April 12, 2016.  This post is a tribute to Story Circle Network  and its founder Susan Wittig Albert – for the force motivating me (and so many others!) to put into writing the stories running through our lives, our hopes.  I found Story Circle in 2000 when I was still getting my feet wet writing poetry.  At my first Story Circle workshop, prompted to write about something important to me, I spurted out the story of the rocking chair that helped me transition from home to college.  I was hesitant to read aloud, but that seemed to be expected, and so I read.  Susan Albert’s exclamation “You’re a writer!”  went right to my heart.

Now Story Circle has given this blog its “Star Blogger” endorsement.  I’ll figure out soon how to make this badge part of the blog’s opening pages (learning curves never end!) but for now …

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… in gratitude, I go back to that rocking chair.  Like many a story that defines me, over time my telling of the story tightens to the essentials.  It feels really good to do so adding an image.  (Those clouds are the sky two days ago over Austin’s  St. Edwards University.)

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