Journey n. [ˈjər-nē]: “an act of traveling from one place to another”
And that is the very essence of a storyteller’s craft, starting in one place, ending up in another and changed by the journey.
Journeys take us to other countries, to other ways of being and to places of understanding. You can take a journey and never leave your chair or you can fly for 40 hours then see things you only imagined before.
Most journeys take courage and the best ones require us to let go and let it happen. Even losing your way can be rewarding, leading to unexpected treasures life has to offer. Taking a turn down a small cobblestone street and finding the best food you’ve ever tasted… Feeling lost in emotions and despair only to find the real you on the other side … Simply walking across the street to say hello to a new neighbor … Hearing where others have been and how they got there.
The idea is to go somewhere you have never been. Keep your eyes open. You never know, you may learn something new.
Join Shay Knorr, Juliana Person, and Eric Foxman for the first performance of the Portland Storytellers’ season Saturday evening September 1 at the Clinton Street Theater and see where they take you. Doors open at 7:00 pm with Pre-show music by Eric and Steve Cooper. Tickets are $15 at the door. Buy on-line until 6 pm the night of the show and save: $12 for the general public and $10 for Guild members and their guests.