How We Tell Our Tales

On October 6, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Patricia

Well, it’s autumn, which doesn’t usually put one in mind of holidays, unless you’re among those mystery folks who keep Christmas Stores in business in small summer resort towns. (Stroll along past the shops displaying size 0 beach sarongs and then, unaccountably: Frosty the Snowman, crèche figurines, alarming reminders of snow. No!)
But lately I’ve been spending more of my time on the privately-commissioned books that my husband and I create for families: — which they often wish to gift. It’s a joy to work on these books. For once there’s no marketing calculus, no requirement to ‘target an audience.’ They are simply stories about lives well-lived, about love, about war. It makes me feel like a family bard, lending my voice to collective remembrance.


1 Response » to “How We Tell Our Tales”

  1. Cecile Belliveau says:

    Hi, This is not in response to your blog, but I thought it would be the quickest way to leave you a message. I am presently reading Opening Heaven’s Door. If you can find a copy, I thought you would enjoy reading Farley Mowat’s 1963 “Never Cry Wolf”. Although the subject is wolves, he does talk about the extraordinary way his native guide “knows” when people will arrive, etc. Quite amazing to us supposedly evolved modern people. Cecile Belliveau

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