Bringing it back to Me

Video Editor by day, Storyteller by rest of the day.

When I returned to the East coast after a dozen-year absence, a friend took me to The Moth, a live storytelling event at The Bitter End on Bleeker Street.  The theme was “Gifts,” and the first story I heard was by Andy Christie, telling of his father’s Christmas shopping excursions through the rooms of dead renters in a flophouse he managed.  (Ask Andy to tell you that one.  It’s amazing.)

I was hooked.

It took awhile before I worked up the courage to get onstage and tell a story, and took even longer before I got up there to tell a good story.  We all have at least one great tale to tell.  Most of us have dozens.  And if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in a community of hilarious, inspiring, generous raconteurs like I have, you’ll rediscover those great and not-so-great stories that make up a lifetime.

I hope you share them.


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