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Rhonda Brewer

We are two peas in a pod (pardon the vegetable reference). I also had to recently learn to live in a new normal world. And like you, storytelling has become not only a positive experience, but in some ways these classes have become a lifeline for me. I am so glad to share the experience with you.

Kate C

Love the metaphor, and getting to experience your stories! I decided when I was 5 "I don't eat onions". The day before I did, that day I stopped...and 30 some years later I still am always looking for onions lurking on on a menu. Chefs often take it for granted that people will accept onions, and will literally list 15 items in a dish while leaving out the offensive onions! My maternal grandmother ate them raw like apples and my father was appalled that my mother would make me my own mini meatloaf without onions. Golly gee, this decision at age 5 just might make a story someday!


I, too, have had to learn to live in a new normal world. Storytelling has uncovered a new joy, opened doors, made me braver and more resilient than I'd ever have believed. Beautiful post. So honored to be in class with you.

Marian Nance

Written like a seasoned storyteller. I love your find of the "right attitude and mental action" cam make good of something awful. Even brussel sprouts when prepared like a well crafted story can be wonderful. (Smile)

Marian Nance

Forgive me for misspelling the word "can."

Elizabeth Wunsch

You have a wonderful attitude. The newness of things can be petrifying and exhilarating. It is wonderful that you are continuing to seek new channels of growth. Storytelling Joy is contagious, isn't it!


I love your analogy with the vegetables! Surprisingly, as we mature we even come to like vegetables! Many forbidding experiences take on a positive aspect as we open our minds.

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