15 February, 2012


I have not used this space to recommend web sites - other than great blogs or Indie Ink, but late in 2009 a good friend introduced me to one that had, in turn, been shared with her by one of her good friends. I have continued to enjoy it, and now it's time to share it with you although many of you probably already know it.

It's called StoryPeople, and Brian Andreas, its chief storyteller/artist, offers us Daily Stories that are always brief and always offer a special way of thinking about life. These are usually wryly humorous and occasionally profoundly wise, but you'll always find something to think and smile about. Andreas says the goal is that we "experience this amazing world we live in as a world of imagination & possibility & healing."

Here's a recent favorite:

This one caught my eye initially because of the lighthouse (see The Birth of Salvation) reference, but if one looks hard enough, there are references to wasted effort, danger, redundancy, naïveté, not listening, magical thinking, parenting, efficiency, etc. That's quite an accomplishment for 25 words. It's not quite as ambiguous as an inkblot, but you can probably find in it whatever you need to see. On the other hand, it could just be a clever twist of words.