Listened to the most amazing story a couple of months ago, when playing an episode of The Moth Radio hour. It was an old man named Hector Black who told a gruesome, but hopeful, story of a murder, and the forgiveness that came out of it. If you have a chance – find that copy of The Moth Radiohour, and give it your undivided attention. This specific part of the show can be listened to directly from The Moth website as well: https://themoth.org/stories/forgiveness
The feeling I get from listening to this story will stay with me for a long time. I actually listened to it while driving to a customer, and I have to say this: The story Hector Black tell, pack such a punch, that I recommend you just sit down and listen to it, not trying to focus on anything other than listening. You most definitely should not be on any moving vehicle, if you are the driver of it!
The power of a story never cease to surprise me. And this one was powerful. Oh so powerful.
What story would you want to share with the world?
Going walk-about in Santa Monica one evening, I stumbled across this sign outside a bar:
I’m not so sure about the truth to this statement though. First of all, I’m not that fond of beer in the first place, and I do believe I can tell a story or two. But also because I’ve heard a lot of great stories with no beer in sight, some of them told over a plate of salad.
I do believe we all have great stories to share though. Some of us might not realize it, and hence, we keep silent, not sharing our stories.And that’s a shame, because we are a story-telling species, as Jonathan Gottschall writes about:
One of my favorite podcasts, The Moth, is about just that, sharing stories, in this form:
True stories, told live without notes
If you were to attend a Moth-event – what story would you tell?
Oh my, just listened to Kemp Powers story on The Moth, entitled ”The past wasn’t done with me”, and even though I have blogged already today, I just need to get this out of my system, ASAP.
This is a story worth hearing, or reading for that matter, and I urge you to do just that! If you haven’t discovered The Moth before, now’s a good time. Stories told live on stage without notes, is the tag line, and I’ve listened to some great stories, let me tell you.
When was the last time a story rocked your world?