Daring greatly to start over, I attempt to post regularly on this site.
I believe our stories are connected. I have never turned loose of this idea from Frederick Buechner, who wrote:
“So in the long run the stories all overlap and mingle like searchlights in the dark.… And my story and your story are all part of each other too because … we are at least a footnote at the bottom of each other’s stories.” Secrets in the Dark
As I see it, every story whether long or short fits as a footnote to larger stories. The best footnotes pique interest. Footnotes can lead to primary sources. And who knows where a trail of breadcrumbs can lead the curious when following a story’s footnote?
Despite myriad beliefs, cultures, experiences, preferences and prejudices, underneath our skin we share something fundamental.
We are human beings and being human, we crave stories.
As for the blog move, I have paid for a domain for years without using it much. Wanting to use WordPress software (for it’s sleek look) or Dreamweaver (build from the ground up), I didn’t know how to implement either. But I’m willing to learn as I go.
So please pardon me while I explore this new format, one I hope to navigate without the help of my techno-cratic husband.
Starting over, again, is for me Daring Greatly. (Will write about this sensational book another day. Brilliant Brené Brown merits undivided attention.)