We are the storytellers…

Kenya 12

“Stories set the inner life into motion, and this is particularly important where the inner life is frightened, wedged, or cornered.  Story greases the hoists and pulleys, it causes adrenaline to surge, shows us the the way out, down, or up, and for our trouble, cuts for us fine wide doors in previously blank walls, openings that lead to the dreamland, that lead to love and learning, that lead us back to our own real lives.”

– Clarissa Pinkola Estes, “Women Who Run with the Wolves”

Kenya 8

The storytellers leave the village / The storytellers brave the jungle / The storytellers meet strangers / The storytellers taste new lives / The storytellers see pains / The storytellers feel pains / The storytellers starve as they walk the plains / The storytellers brave the desert to find the oasis / The storytellers learn new songs / The storytellers teach new songs / The storytellers inspire dreams / The storytellers provoke thought / The storytellers find love / The storytellers lose love…

The storytellers are home now. The village lights the fire. Tonight is the night we waited for. Tonight, the storyteller is king. Tonight, the storyteller is king. And at the break of dawn, the storytellers are gone. To go find other stories. To find other experience. To bring you another story.

– Ngene Mwaura “The Storytellers”