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Tunes for a Monday Morning

The power of story

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses the art and the power of storytelling in the video above. The team that made the video discusses the subject further in an interview in The Atlantic. This video is wonderful, and relevant to all of us who create stories in our various ways. Please don't miss it.

The Boyhood of Raleigh by MillaisThe painting above is by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood


Ken Burns does some amazing things. What a fascinating way to look at a story. Thank you.

You're welcome, Cindy! I hope all is well with you and yours in France.

What an amazing insightful video. Thank you for making me aware of it!

Hello, Terri -
What a lovely video. It "speaks to my condition", as the Quakers say. Ken has articulated beautifully what I have thought, but not managed to say, about story, and about song.
Tears and gratitude.

Blessings, Laurel

The Wood Wife was a very important book for my journey. Thank you.
I hope you are better and that you still live in Devon, almost heaven!
Mary Lou Bethune, North Carolina

thank you. this one was important to watch. i'm thinking now...

I'm slowly getting better (touch wood), and yes, I'm back home in beautiful Devon now. Thank you for your kind words about The Wood Wife. I'm finally well enough to start write fiction again, so I hope they'll be more of it out there before too very long....

And to you, Laurel. Your CD is on my CD player every morning right now...a beautiful way to start the day. xoxo

Terri, I also loved The Wood Wife--the main reason I want to visit Tucson and the Rincons someday!--and it is happy news that you may be writing more haunting, mythic fiction. Thank you for posting the video, it moved me.

Thank you, Terri. I am so glad you like it.
xoxo L

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