Karen's Journal

I'm a story catcher it seems... so others tell me anyways...I've been looking for a venue to share some of these stories, ideas, essays, thoughts, inspirational nuggets etc. Our KB Trails website is one such way.

I have heard that a good story is only worth reading if it has something to teach us about ourselves.  Writing and sharing these stories with others has helped me to see life more clearly from the heart. My hope is these stories will be worth reading. I am honored in knowing you as together we travel on the most difficult of all journeys, from our heads to our hearts.

Using the words of Thomas King from his native narrative, The Truth About Stories:
“There is a story I know. It’s about the earth and how it floats in space on the back of a turtle. I’ve heard this story many times, and each time someone tells the story, it changes. Sometimes the change is simply in the voice of the story teller. Sometimes the change is in the details. Sometimes in the order of events. Others times it’s the dialogue or the response of the audience. But in all the tellings of all the tellers, the world never leaves the turtle’s back. And the turtle never swims away…The truth about stories is that that’s all we are. A storyteller tells us ‘Through my language I understand I am being spoken to. I’m not the one speaking. The words are coming from many tongues and mouths of people and the land around them. I am a listener to the language’s stories, and when my words form I am merely retelling the same stories in different patterns’…You’ll never believe what happened is always a good way to start”
 
So to move these stories of mine along
 
There is story I know & you'll never believe what happened is always a good way to start...
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The Wheel It Turns
Date: (Wednesday, March 16, 2011)
While spending a spring weekend at Paradis Inn in 2008- this poem was gifted to me. The Wheel it Turns   Brilliant sky Both day and night I stand in awe The dancing light. The ice it cracks As water flows Spring is sprung As winter goes. The circle moves Its’ journey true. We ... read more!

Spirit Walking With Karen
Date: (Sunday, December 19, 2010)
I have felt this writing                  coming on for awhile as thoughts tumble about in                                     ... read more!

Song of Peace
Date: (Sunday, December 12, 2010)
I spent the weekend at Paradise Inn on a retreat to get my head sorted out. I try do this a couple of times through the year. Life seems full of distractions from what matters most...At the cabin I can find center again. Using a little winter magic and prayer to those far wiser than I, I was gifted ... read more!


Date: (Friday, December 10, 2010)
A new addition to the KB Trails website-Karen's page for her stories and inspiration. This space allows Karen a place to log in and write whenever she feels like it. Please watch this spot as Karen will be updating it frequently and may be including stories about some of the ... read more!

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