Our new meeting place seemed to work out great! Comments are always welcome after. Thanks to both Aurianna and Kathleen for pitching in with support as I was able to attend a wonderful conference in San Diego!
The upcoming Meetup on the 20th is about Story Telling and how we as Third Trimesters do or do not tell stories.
As Elders (yes we are elders now), tradition has it that we are the story tellers of the tribe. Well, we may not live in tribes any longer but story telling is still important for ourselves, our families and for generations behind us. It is the elders that can sit and observe rather than do and become. And when the time is right the wise ones tell a story.
So I'm asking for each of you to bring one of your own stories and if you want, to share it at our next meetup. We will also talk about the purpose of stories in our lives.
Give some thought to these ideas:
- Stories of the old are especially precious because they tell of times no more and unite us with times that are and can unite us with the younger generations
- If we tell our stories as though we are trying to recapture the past, they are of no use to us or to others, but if we tell our stories as a way or sharing or connecting with others, they can help enrich our communities and families.
- A good story is not too long nor is it is so brief it has no substance.
- Stories can be about anything, our childhood, an awakening, how we met our spouse, a decision point in our lives, but it should have some kind of point not just a ramble on about actions, activities or even achievements.
- Stories should not be repeated over and over to the same person, but can certainly be a story you have told many times to others and want to share with us as well.
So come to hear the stories of others, tell your own story if you are so inclined and discuss the purpose of stories, or the use of stories in our lives.