BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

“… through storytelling we share knowledge, recover from trauma, survive, thrive, re-build, testify…” Danny Denton QUOTES FOR WRITERS

And if “story” (be it journalism, memoir, poetry, fiction, chat, therapy, weather talk or whatever else) is our way of processing the things that happen to us and the things we do, then clearly it is through storytelling we share knowledge, recover from trauma, survive, thrive, re-build, testify. I’m endlessly interested in figuring out what the source of that is, and how it develops…..as long as we have story there might be hope in a fallen world, and, by extension, love and meaning might persist.

Danny Denton (Irish Times article 2018)

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4 comments on ““… through storytelling we share knowledge, recover from trauma, survive, thrive, re-build, testify…” Danny Denton QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. beth
    April 4, 2021

    Yes , so we’ll said

    • bridget whelan
      April 4, 2021

      Why stories matter…why it is one of our most basic instincts. When a child walks she dances. Give her a lump of chalk she draws and when she acquires language she needs stories and very very soon she tells he own…

      • beth
        April 4, 2021

        absolutely, and why we blog

  2. Rae Longest
    April 4, 2021

    good quote!

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