Story Telling

On Saturday I attended the Cave Run Story Telling Festival for the second time and found this year’s story tellers even better than last year. They were a perfect mix of funny and poignant. It reminded me again why I prefer attending funerals to visitations. I love the stories.

The stories that have stayed on my mind since Saturday were Kevin Kling’s. Kevin shared that from birth he had a deformity that made his left arm useless. Then he suffered an injury that rendered his right arm paralyzed. Now he does everything with his “useless” left arm. He finished his segment talking about the evolution of his prayers.

His first prayers were for things; his next prayers were for help, and now his prayers are prayers of gratitude. He is grateful. He did not list the things for which he is grateful, but you knew that along with being grateful for life and his ability to tell stories, he is grateful for his left arm. I am grateful for Kevin’s story and his courage to share it.

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