Bring Back the Living Room…Listen to the Stories

Quotes and Notes #196, May 24

“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.”—Czeslaw Milosz, “The Issa Valley”—

With all of the technology and information available to us today, we are neglecting the living room. The stories that were once told around the communal fire are no longer shared. We are allowing our heroes to dwindle in stature.

Take the time to sit and listen. Take the time to share. I remember Pop, from forty years ago. He was one of the last of the World War One heroes. I failed to listen to him and a lot of his stories have been lost. My friend Harold is a 92 year old survivor of The Battle of the Bulge. He has given me harrowing accounts of his experiences and then he gave me a book to back it up. I treasure this. Listen to stories. Share the stories. It is important.

And go out there and share a smile
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz
“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Listen to the stories

Listen to the stories

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