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As we imagine, we create.
As we imagine, we create.
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A little girl,

She imagines herself in nature.
Living in her, singing with her,
in tune with her.

Sometimes,
she imagines she can turn herself into a cat
and play in the trees she loves so much.

As she imagines, she becomes.
More in love with nature,
adopting a curiously catlike style.

Storytellers are powerful
and we are all storytellers.
We imagine, we tell, we choose;
we create.

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A young lady,
she hangs out with comedians in comedy clubs.
She's fascinated by the men and women her mom dates,
and their easy acceptance of her family.

Often,
she dates men whose diversity goes unnoticed by her
but is pointed out to her by her friends.

As she hangs out, she chooses.
Who she wants to be in relationships,
what jokes she believes in laughing at.

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Storytellers are powerful
and we are all storytellers.
We imagine, we tell, we choose;
we create.

A woman,
she writes stories made up from the ideas and personalities in her mind.
Sometimes telling stories about her gay son, her brown sons,
her black husband, her autistic brothers.

Always,
when she writes stories she explores difference
from sameness.

As she writes, she creates.
Her world of ideas and memories,
stories to be re-imagined by an audience of strangers.

Storytellers are powerful
and we are all storytellers.
We imagine, we tell, we choose;
we create.

We experience our world in the way we tell it.
We create our experiences in the way we narrate them to ourselves and others.
Our choices tell a story.

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Storytellers are powerful
and we are all storytellers.
We imagine, we tell, we choose;
we create.

We create.

 

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