Friday, March 19, 2010

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time…

For eons, these four words have been a signal that a journey into the mysteries and possibilities of the universe is just around the corner. Those words constitute a promise that something powerful is about to happen, and it almost always does.

Something else wonderful happens, too -- something equally as powerful as the story: a bond is forged between the storyteller and listener/reader that lasts a lifetime.

This is all for children, right? I've never thought so.

Adults yearn for compelling and engaging stories. Instead, as we age, the stories we hear in the course of education and instruction, work and play, get drier, more complicated and less engaging.

Great stories are just for leisure and recreation, right? I've never thought so.

In my world, learning at all ages would be enhanced through stories. For when a great story grabs our attention, we learn more quickly, we form opinions more easily, we become more philanthropic, we're better consumers, and we're in a better mood. And like children, we adults form bonds with the great story tellers whether we're learning about a citywide transportation project or reading about the GNP.

I am called to be The Story Whisperer, someone who will help others look for, find, love and share their stories in compelling and engaging ways. I love my own stories--why shouldn't you love yours, too?

I hope you'll join me as I begin my role as The Story Whisperer. I'll share tips and POWs (pearls of wisdom) so that we can all become better storytellers. My blog will be entertaining, educational and full of my own humorlosopher self. Stay tuned! mgs


  1. I will gladly stay tuned! Can't wait to hear more of your stories.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading your posts, Mary Gordon. And I'm going to add you to my Top Blogs on my own blog.

    Straight From Hel

  3. Hey, girlfriend. I've been thinking about you. so glad to hear from you. You are indeed a storyteller, and I wish you the best of luck with your new journey as the Story Whisperer. I'll try to keep up with you! I'm in Beaumont now at Lamar University and loving it. Lu

  4. Hi Mary Gordon! So happy for you that you started this blog. I love storytelling-- I am so excited, I am going to a big storytelling event in New York in about one week at "The Moth" Story Slam!


  5. Hello Story Whisperer! I am so glad to have met you this past year. You are such an engaging person that I believe all who meet you feel as though they have been your friend forever!
    I so look forward to your blog and will also have it listed right near the top, by my grandson's! My cute little red head's has been there since the beginning and I believe I will also be reading yours constantly!
    Thanks for always being there for so many people.
    You are the best! -Colleen

  6. I couldn't agree more, MG. I can't wait for your next installment!

  7. Thanks to you all for your comments of encouragement! Now I'm gonna learn how to be a super-duper blogger!