December 25, 2009

The Gift of Story

Imagine a Christmas
when people gave stories for gifts.

Sitting together or writing a letter,
opening memory like a book,
they’d tell family stories, personal tales,
the historic and hysterical, the best
and the worst, the homesick Christmas,
the ironic, the tragic and triumphant.

Imagine their touching, crazy tales
coming to life again, connecting tellers
and listeners warmly in the sharing, one
after another, like a string of Christmas lights …

Imagine being that Present to one another.
Imagine giving … receiving …
the Gift of Story.

Wishing you a treasured Christmas.
"The Gift of Story"

 ©2008 Chuck Pefley | ©2008 Penny Pefley