At church camp as a teen, as a counsellor-in-training, and then a counsellor, I loved campfire time. We sang songs and told stories, with the night at our backs and the circle of new friends and campers around the fire. I wished we could make them last longer.
Maybe that’s why I enjoyed reading to our daughters and my nursery school students. Or is it just that we all have stories within us? Maybe that’s why I’m writing and telling stories now and why I so enjoy listening to other storytellers.