"The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
All great philosophers talk and pick their heads about ideas. What are they? Where do they come from? What do they do?
Ideas find me in the most unexpected places and situations. I might be walking home from the bus stop at midnight, or I pick up snippets of a conversation in a busy café. Most of the time, I can't fully see them yet, and if I do they're in a haze. But I hear their voices. Some of them just stop by to say, "hi". Others, however, won't leave me alone. They want me to tell their story. They want to be given a voice. And for some phenomenal reason, they have chosen me to do just that.
That's how most of my stories start. You see, I'm barely the receptionist, typing words for the voices in the back of my head.
According to the dictionary, a story is an account of people, events and their development. Our lives are made of many stories. Stories that move, stories that raise questions, stories that shine a light on what is yet to be uncovered, stories that find new words to describe what we already know. Stories are everywhere, around us and within us.
I like stories that are the children of pure imagination and essays that are stranger than fiction.
In the moment an idea finds me, I like to write them down.
Are you ready for a good story?
You've got that idea that's bugging you to finally be given its voice? You want to hear one of mine? Or you're intrigued but not quite sure how I will help you? Feel free to get in touch. I can't wait to meet you!