Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quick note from the road

I've been on tour all month, it's exciting and exhausting. This week I've been in Coffeyville, KS, telling stories to elders and students. There is a lot to think about here, but I wanted to share one moment with you, something that validated the fatigue and road food.

I was telling stories to high school students today. One asked if this was my real job, how I do it. I told him that I worked in a day job for many years and told stories at the same time, then I decided it was time to quit and see if I could pursue my dream full time.

He replied, "Wait, this is it? You don't have another job? And  you're making it work?"
"Yup. It's hard and scary and one of the best decisions I've made."
"Man. That's the bravest thing I've heard all day. Someday I'm gonna do something like that."

Yes! One down, about 5 billion to go.

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  1. BRAVO, BABE!!!!!!!!! Love you sharing the kids' voices. I can see their faces and hear their voices just in this small tale.

  2. Me too, me too, living my dream. That's 2 down 4.99999 billion to go.

  3. At the end of the musical Camelot, King Arthur convinces young Tom Malory that, instead of fighting in the war, he should live and tell the story of what Camelot was like. Someone then comes to tell Arthur the battle is about to begin, and Arthur, looking at the departing boy, says, "We've already won, and there goes our victory."

    Every life we touch is a victory.


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