100th post to Telling Storiesby Penelope Starr on Dec. 31, 2010, under Arts
How fitting. Today is the conclusion of 2010 and this is my 100th post. I like it when things have a symmetry of sorts, like when round numbers meet up with endings. It seems to be a human need to make order out of disarray so when things get tidy we notice.
My family has been visiting for the holidays and we’ve spent lots of time telling each other our family stories; either a first time sharing with a grandchild or a requested repeat of a favorite tale. Our shared history and myths (sometimes the stories are remembered the same way and sometimes they are altered to fit the situation) are a powerful bond. Of course, the joy of sharing stories doesn’t stop with family; it extends to my chosen family and circle of friends.
I am grateful for the wonderful memories and looking forward to the next year of stories.