One story



“The first story almost always evokes another, which summons another, until the answer to the question has become several stories long. A sequence of tales is thought to offer broader and deeper insight than a single story alone. So, in this old tradition, let us begin with a question: What constitutes ‘enough’?”

– Clarissa Pinkola Estes, The Gift of a Story

Thinking a lot these days about the importance of more than just one story. There is more than meets the eye and no one story can fully capture a person or group of person’s all. It’s true that while stereotypes are not always untrue, they sure as hell are incomplete and limiting.

+ Watch. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s talk -> The Danger of a Single Story.

[Photo: Chiya time under a big, blue tarp on the side of the highway, Nepal//Grace Farson]

some things to remember

{image from pushpatinath in kathmandu}

* remember: to be optimistic

* remember: to laugh

* remember: animals are beautiful and bizarre

* remember: “when i despair, i remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. think of it–always.” – mahatma ghandi

* remember: camping?

* remember: my sister writes a popular dog blog

* remember: japan a year ago