Sunday, February 19, 2012

Behold The Power of the Story Circle


Our second story circle was held in the Sand & Surf room, overlooking the pool at the Annenberg Beach House.  With a theme like Stand Up & Laugh, and another gorgeous day at the Beach, there was sure to be waves of love and laughter.   About 25 of us joined in the fun and the adventure.  The photo was taken before the story-sharing so, unfortunately, we're missing a few latecomers.

Earlier that morning, LA Magazine sent over Jason Kehe to interview me, and find out what I was up to :-).  I assured him, all things good :-)  Naomi and I were thrilled!  Ruthie Kott, editor of the University of Chicago Alumni Magazine, told me I'll be in the March/April issue.  

We shared many embarrassing moments, as well as countless stories of how humor enabled us to heal, grow, overcome.  Participants thanked me for creating a safe place where we can connect, remember who we were, reclaim who we are, and stake out who we want to be.  Sharing stories is a lot like swapping spit, or kissing.   It creates this intimacy and this longing that you never want to end, or break.  Richard & Rahla graciously invited everyone to their home in Topanga Canyon at a future date to be determined.  

That's right.  History repeated itself.  Independently.   Richard & Ralla had no idea that Eli & Shayna (also in attendance)  invited us to their lovely home after the first story circle.  I was tickled pink.  Imagined Marion Davies was too. 

Behold The Power of the Circle.  The Power of Your Stories.  Our Stories.

As some of you know, and expressed interest in attending, I'm reading Tuesday night, downtown LA.  99% Guerrilla Literature, 100% Fun.  Downtown LA, Brewery Art Colony.  Love to see you there if you can make it.  

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