(noun) a person skilled in telling anecdotes
This one applies to many of you fellow bloggers out there! The blogs I follow are usually written by the best of raconteurs. Those people that can take something as simple as getting breakfast in the morning and turn it into a dramatic problem-solving, life-lesson moment…you know who you are. And I am absurdly jealous of you.
I believe there can be inspiration in nearly every moment in my life. The simplest of acts can be twisted into a metaphor, or perhaps reveal a beauty of the world. For example, I live in the “Hummingbird Capital of the United States” and thus, I bought myself a hummingbird feeder as soon as I had a porch to put it on. Every single day I am given the gift of watching a ridiculously tiny bird come to my back window for a miniscule sip of water, and then flit away into the unknown. I have gone outside in the evenings and sat with one of them (a regular named Gwendolyn), me on the bench and her on the branch a few feet away. I have seen hummingbird fights, which look as cartoon-y as they sound. It’s been, frankly, magical. But when I think about it, I’m really just watching a thirsty bird get a drink and then poop all over my porch several times a day. The “magic” is in how I view them and how I choose to tell their story.
Surely you know some raconteurs in your own life? I can think of a couple of work buddies who could spin a great tale. Or perhaps a family member? (Old dads are usually the best for this in my experience) Let me know your thoughts on it!