Our stories are never-ending;
they are as large as life, and as circular as time itself.
Each of our stories overlap and interconnect,
- even with other people’s stories -
growing in strength, import and character.
When we listen to stories we are empowered.
Stories provoke us to look inward,
revisiting our lives’ twists and turns,
the decisions we’ve made and those that we haven’t.
Stories provoke us to look outward,
recognizing and appreciating how stories
are threads joining us to a communal fabric,
connecting us to others and to the broader world.
And ultimately, back to ourselves.