Not all stories have to be long or complicated. What matters deeply from a story is how we use it, how we look at life from it and then grow into the next series of stories.
So for example here is a simple story:
Watching Brisamina, one year old, gurgle in joy while grabbing Julie’s glowing camera… and then proceeds to reset the whole thing, and Julie’s shocked expression when everything begins to stop…
A simple story. Not much to it right? Nope from there it just made me think and laugh because it made me wonder about people.
Why do humans have an inborn innate urge to pick up something that glows?
I mean think about it: most anything that glows isn’t something that will be good to grab.
- If it’s a glowing mushroom, it’s going to be toxic.
- If it’s glowing in the sea water: Most likely a poisonous jelly fish or something else with a nasty surprise…
- If it’s on the land it’s fire or radioactive and going to burn you.. or worse..
- If it’s sparkling in mid air.. then it’s ball lightening and will zap you.
- If it’s a glowing fairy (Think Tinker bell), well it will be pissed off and stab you with a mini pixie spear…
- If it’s an electronic item… well then the child will push random buttons till the device blows up…
See what I mean… glowing things are not good to grab. So why do children and infants grab it??
Life makes you ponder…
Stories make you wonder and that’s good.
Answers well they don’t matter as much…As it’s more fun to watch Brisamina scramble my partner’s electronic gizmo.
It’s deeply important to being open to stories, even the simple ones and look at all the angles of life they connect you to