“so matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world. like ships on the sea, these books gave matilda a hopeful and encouraging message: you are not alone.” from matilda, by ronald dahl
as i think about this space & what i cherish most about it; what keeps me coming back here to write and to my favorite places to read, it's the hope of a story well-told. i've been thinking a lot about storytelling. i feel like there was this time in between childhood and motherhood where i forgot how important stories are. if you'd asked me when i was 23 how much stories mattered in my life, i wouldn't have given it a lot of weight -- i might have said i loved reading good books, but i would have separated that from storytelling. in this season of life, i keep coming back to stories and why they matter -- to all of us.