micropoem of the day: storytellers

We storytellers make it look so easy that anybody thinks they can get in on the game. But is it? I am ‘fraid not. Storytellers put a lifetime into their stories. Every tear, every laugh, every smile, every night they spent alone. Like all the arts–music, painting, dancing, acting–it don’t come easy. Like Ringo sang, “If you want to play the blues, you got to pay your dues.” So why do we do it? We do it because the rewards out weigh the costs. And I am not talking financial rewards, though sometimes that comes. We do it because of the pleasure it gives us. And once we have taken that road not taken, sometimes this happens:

sprinkle a few words
onto the page
soon a story

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