Why Storytelling? James Knowles’ Thoughts

(from a 2009 document)

Why?

For the love of it.

For the fun of telling a whopper of a tale.

For looking at things in a different way.

For surprising and astounding.

To understand better things before us.

To speculate.

To think.

To enliven and enrich.

Because telling stories is good for you and good for me.

Think of Treasure Island and Huck Finn and Harry Potter.

To play with our minds and yours.

Because you/we are curious, adventuresome people who love a good tale.

To delight yourself and your audience.

To play around with ideas.

To laugh.

To cajole.

To amuse.

To take a bite out of the pie of life.