I took the opportunity to attend a 2-hour writers’ workshop with the legendary Bobette Buster yesterday. Ms Buster, a masterful storyteller and workshop leader, artfully guided each of us in introducing ourselves, then, using what we had shared, demonstrated how the stories could be woven to create a remarkable tapestry.
Though it was impossible to capture all of what she shared, here is one (loosely paraphrased) statement:
If we want our children to be happy, the greatest gift we can give them is to tell stories of their parents and grandparents. Growing up with the stories of our elders creates wellbeing within our souls.