Up on the moor
On artistic inspiration, once again

On stories

Nattadon climb 7

"This earth that we live on is full of stories in the same way that, for a fish, the ocean is full of ocean. Some people say when we are born we’re born into stories. I say we’re also born from stories."    - Ben Okri

Nattadon climb 2

“Australian Aborigines say that the big stories — the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which you may find the meaning of your life — are forever stalking the right teller, sniffing and tracking like predators hunting their prey in the bush.”    - Robert Moss

Hillside

"I will tell you something about stories. They aren't just entertainment. They are all we have to fight off illness and death. You don't have anything if you don't have stories."   - Leslie Marmon Silko

Nattadon climb 3

"For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all this darkness."   - James Baldwin

Below the hill

"To be a person is to have a story to tell."   - Isak Dinesen

Nattadon climb 5

Because the story of our life
becomes our life

Because each of us tells the same story
but tells it differently
and none of us tells it the same way twice

- Lisel Mueller (from her poem "Why We Tell Stories")

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