Stories nurture our connection to place and to each other. They show us where we have been and where we can go. They remind us of how to be human, how to live alongside the other lives that animate this planet. … When we lose stories, our understanding of the world is less rich, less true.

As long as I have other ideas and projects noted, I feel confident that they’ll be alright until I get to them. And my ideas and tastes may have evolved by the time I get to them so that an idea can be discarded or expanded upon in ways that I wouldn’t have thought of had I started on that project right away instead of finishing what I was currently on. It’s good to give those ideas time to ripen and blossom.

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