We’re working this week on getting all the content dropped in to our big website re-do (I’ll link to it when it’s finished; it will be cool) so I’ve revisited all the quotes. (Remember the massive quote project?) Here’s one from Eudora Welty, who is not only perceptive but has a really good author’s name.
“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.” (from One Writer’s Beginnings, 1984)