Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Moth

"A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens--second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter. Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence; the opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives, from the small accounts of our day's events to the vast incommunicable constructs of psychopaths."
--Reynolds Price

I love a good story, or should I say a well-told story. In fact, my ipod has more downloads from This American Life than music.

Now, my girl, Lori, has introduced me to The Moth, an incredible New York phenomenon that beckons folks to step on stage to tell their tales. The Moth welcomes both celebrities and everyday folk, with the simple mission of celebrating the art of a well-told story.

Since my first visit to The Moth’s website about a week ago, I’ve ripped through the sampling of stories they offer on their site and invested in a collection of more stories I found in the itunes store.

Check it out and enjoy!

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