Tell Me a Story Tuesday – Spring is Sprung Edition

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Hello my loyal band of followers! I thought I would keep up the visual idea from last week and revisit a type of story I’ve asked people to share before…

Over the weekend my family made the trip into Washington, D.C. to see the famous cherry blossoms. They really are beautiful, and I highly recommend making the trip to seem them (a word to the wise, early mornings and later afternoons are much less crowded – you can actually see the trees through the people then!). We, of course, were good citizens and took lots of pictures. Some of them are still in the camera, but I did take a few shots with my cell phone. Looking at the pictures earlier I had an idea for today’s story challenge…

Tell me a story in 3-5 pictures. In the past I challenged you to do it in one, but today I’m giving you a little more wiggle room. Here’s what I had in mind.

Jefferson Memorial through the Cherry BlossomsSisters admiring the view from the Jefferson MemorialClose Up of Cherry Blossoms

Feel free to post your story in pictures to your blog and share the link here. As always, mind the rules. And most importantly, have fun with it!

Spring is sprung folks – Tell me your spring story in pictures!

Telling Stories at the Airport

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I read this story about a man who won a video contest to spend the next 80 days living at the airport. The reason? To tell the stories of the people he meets. He’ll be talking with travelers, employees and everyone in between. It’s not exactly a hardship, he gets to live in a luxury hotel. The airport has given him a new camera and editing equipment and he’ll get $15,000 when he’s done.

I love this idea. Each and every one of us has a story and most of them never get told. Sure sometimes we swap stories (especially painful travel stories) over a beer, but how often do we really tell those stories? How often is there someone there willing to not only listen to our stories, but to help us tell them?

There’s something poetic about telling the stories of travelers. Where are they going? Why are they going? Travel is such a wonderful metaphor for life, and there are an infinite number of stories to tell about that. This is an amazing opportunity to capture a moment of someone’s life and use it help tell the story of that life. What an awesome gift.

I for one look forward to seeing what happens.