It hits. An idea emerges. Our bain cells salivate. Our creativity surges. Our imaginations soar.
OK, it’s been emphasized a million times over; the images of story guide and direct listeners to the location, the characters, and the adventures of its journey. Storytelling, being an interactive art form, connects its listeners and storytellers with the vivid imagery of story’s unfolding.
Specializing in the recording and the compartmentalization of information, our minds detail the stories and the ideas of our live’s fated and ill-fated escapades. We use words to describe them. We use feelings to intensify them. Words, combined with emotions, add meaning and life to the images they describe.
So, what is the image of your idea or story . . . ?
An ostrich-legged cantaloupe spewing sunflower seeds from the top of an inchworm . . .
A family returns to the smoldering carcass of what they once called home . . .
A multi-legged, roving machine gobbles landfill rubbish, before transforming it into clean air, home heating units . . .
The image, or focal point, becomes the backdrop for the advancing parade of characters and their escapades. Story breathes reality and life to our ideas.
Let the images of an idea or story be your guide. See them walk, hear them talk and fly when trouble hits. Emerse your ideas and images with meaning; the reasons why; the justification who, what or how it happened; the excuses for their existence or the story of their reality. Fill them with emotion. Envision the possibilities. Then experience their reality.
Our story’s talk ignites the creativity which spurs the images of our ideas and stories into action.
Until next time . . . Let Your Storyographer’s Journey Continue!