Telling Stories with Storyline
I have been thinking about the subject of story a lot lately.
As my own life has been a wild ride of late, the stories I have been living along the way actually give birth to future stories.
I have had the awesome blessing of being able to travel to certain places around the country recently. Photos have been taken. A lot of photos have been taken. And some photos have been forgotten to be taken. And this led me to think about the subject of story.
We storytellers of life most usually begin with the photograph.
The photo is the starter. It’s the prompt. It’s the visual behind the story.
We may very well have a visual in our minds. That’s true. But not only will the memory soon fade with time, but those who did not live out the story do not have a visual take on what took place.
Thus the importance of photos.
Photos tell stories.
We merely fill in the blanks.
This Storyline Mini Album that can be found at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores is home to a whole lot of these recent photos.
Which in turn makes it home to a whole lot of story.
I took the extra time to print quite a few photos and added them interactively to this Storyline Album.
Then I took the extra time to write the story behind almost each photo. As these photos crossed my work table, for me the stories came alive in my mind. And I wanted to at least attempt to make them come alive on these pages as well.
Each one features place, time and people.
And therefore each page holds story. Story that is not an evasion from life. But story, rather that is a way of living life.
As one of my favorite authors Madeleine L’Engle inspires to say: to write our stories is to affirm meaning despite all the chaos of life around us. Friends, if for that alone we should be taking the time to document our life.
There are many ways to tell our stories. Be it keeping a blog with uploaded photos. Or a traditional 12×12 page scrapbook page. Or even the now on trend traveler’s journals that illuminate both photo + words.
No matter how we go about this ritual in life. It remains to be said. We are storytellers and we have stories to tell.
Your story matters. Tell your story.
Supplies | Heidi Swapp Storyline available at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores