The weather here has been rainy and now it has turned chilly too. The combination of skies loaded with gloomy grayness and damp, chilly air reminds me too much of winter! While I write in winter, spring is a time to be outdoors for flowers, tea drinking, or books in a golden sunshine that makes me feel toasty and happy. Right now I seem to be caught between two worlds!
The new issue of The Writer carries an Isak Dinesen quote: “All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.” Doesn’t that capture both storytelling and Dinesen? Remember how telling stories was such a power in Out of Africa? It has been a long time since I watched this movie. Maybe a chilly Friday night might be the time to get it out and watch again!
Last week storyboard magazine put up an essay of mine. You can read it here if you like (or not) and I would love comments! http://storyboardmagazine.co.uk/2015/05/11/432/ Storyboard believes in the power of story and in supporting writers. Take a look if you would like to write one of their themed writings. They are fun to work with on anything!