What was the best decision you ever made? And if you knew, would you share it?
We’re starting our Summer Storytelling Series with a potluck and stories about “The Best Decision You’ve Ever Made.” Join us at the Huss Project on June 28 at 7:00 p.m.; we’ll begin eating at 7:00 p.m. and tell stories from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share, and come prepared to tell a story! Of course, listeners are certainly welcome, too.
Why are we telling stories? Storytelling is important to us, as curious beings who learn and grow through stories. We come to understand who we are, and who others are, by listening to and sharing one another’s stories. Stories help organically engage people across cultural and philosophical barriers as we allow ourselves to take in what others have to say. Ultimately, it builds up a community of people with empathy and a capacity to understand others. Somehow, the truth of who we are together is captured in narrative; as *cino member Deborah Haak puts it, “It’s truth that doesn’t have to be rational, or reasoned.”
Please mark your calendar for our other summer storytelling nights as well, which will take place on July 12 (My Neighborhood) and August 9 (When I Grow Up).