It is not an accident that my maiden name is Story. From an early age, I earned the right to that name through my love of telling stories, both real and imagined. My stories are a combination of maudlin sappiness and irreverent hilarity and more than one have told me that tears rolled down their cheeks, that they laughed out loud, or that they laughed until tears rolled down their cheeks when reading my words.
It is my goal to entertain or comfort more than to inform. I think we have enough information and opinion in the air. My mission for my blog is best stated in the words of Emily Dickinson:
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain
Otherwise stated, if my words make you laugh, or cry, or ponder — if my words take you to another place and you forget about your troubles or see them differently for just a small spot of time, I have done my job. Sit at my table and share my simple stories. If you find a spot of happy or find your nest a little more reachable by reading this blog, please leave a comment. Thank you for visiting.