Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Story

I am looking for a story to tell.  I feel like I have one in me, but the words aren't there and it's not ready to be told.



Yet I want to tell a story, and I am looking for one.  I hope it will be my own and that my own will be worth telling, but I'm not really sure yet.

In one of my courses, we talked about the nature of the novel, what really happens, what's important, and some theorists who posited that the digressions are actual the substance of the novel.  It's not the ending, necessarily, but the getting there.  That seems the kind of story I want to tell, one where the end goal is really a final digression, and all the little extra diversions along the way are where the substance is found.  It also seems the kind of story I want my life to tell.

Have you heard any good tales lately?  Do you have one to tell?

Lovely collage by this lovely lady found here.  

3 comments:

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Is it strange I sometimes have ones to tell that are mine but never really happened? That's what I'm writing right now, a story that's almost a wish of things that could be, something I needed to explore on paper because I can't in real life.

Monica said...

for the longest time i bemoaned not having a story to tell. or the words to tell possible ones.

i finally realised i was not a story-teller. i'm a teacher, a signpost. now my words are real.

and i remain an admirer of storytellers. :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I really love this. It is all the little things along the way that make the ending great. Beautiful and inspiring post.