Storycatcher Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story, by Baldwin, Christina
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- ISBN: 9781577316039 | 1577316037
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/28/2007
Story is the heart of language. Story emotionally moves us to love and hate and can motivate us to change the whole course of our lives. Story can lift us beyond the borders of our individuality to imagine realities of other people, times, and places; to empathize with other beings; to extend our supposing far into the universe. Storytelling - both oral tradition and written word - is the foundation of being human. In her powerful new book, Christina Baldwin, one of the visionaries who started the personal writing movement, explores the vital necessity of re-creating a sacred common ground for each other's stories. Each chapter in Storycatcher is carried by a fascinating tale - about people, family, or community - intertwined with practical instruction about the nature of story, how it works and how we can practise it in our lives. The art of storycatching invites us to spend time speaking and listening, writing and reading, reclaiming the meaning missing from our lives. This book passionately calls for humanity to hang on to its voice, its love of reading and writing, and its understanding that story is our soul. Whether exploring the personal stories revealed in our private journals, the stories of family legacy, the underlying stories that drive our organizations, or the stories that define our broadest definitions of identity, Christina encourages us all to become storycatchers - people who value story and find ways in the midst of everyday life to practise storytelling. Baldwin shows us how new stories lay the framework for a new world.