I just completed the last post about my six-day storytelling journey in West Virginia and Virginia. Lots of photos and commentary on my blog.
Every time I tell stories, I am reminded of the value of what we do--connecting people to each other, their past, their place, and their hope for the future. From private school to low-income school to library audience, everyone has the same needs: to know that others share their experiences and dreams, that their lives and their history are valuable, and that they have something to offer the world.
I returned home inspired, invigorated, moved and humbled by the power of what we do. It is awesome, in every sense of the word.