Life has a way of speaking to me and showing me what I need to explore. You can call it serendipty or you can belive a higher power is at work. Either way if I am open to it and listening at the door there are serendipitous events that correlate with what is happening in the rest of my life.
I have been thinking a lot about story telling. The stories we tell ourselves, the stories of others, and the stories that we read or hear from others. Starting this blog felt like a good place to further explore my own life stories (some of which contain a lot of fiction). Sometimes my storytelling gets in the way of leading a healthy full life but more often it helps me create meaning of my life. Thinking about tales and this blog, “Growing Tales” has taken a good portion of the past few days.
Last night I went to update my ipod and discovered that all the podcasts I follow had gone missing from my itunes account (luckily they are still on my ipod). So while trying to find my favorite ones I discovered some new ones to listen to. I subscribed to one called, “Books and Ideas” created and hosted by Virginia Campbell. The very first podcast in the list of ones I downloaded is called, “How Story Telling Makes Us Human” an interview with the author of that book. Talk about serendipity!!! It was a great podcast. I am on my way now to download the transcript from Ms. Campbell’s website.
The story I tell myself is serendipty is one way the universe knocks on my door and gives me an opportunity to open up to new ways of thinking and creating!