Australian Artist & Writer
Stories are how we remember
Stories are flexible. They are told, expressed, seen, heard, drawn, painted, imagined, experienced, felt, embellished, retold and remembered. We consume our stories in so many different ways and no one way is right for everyone.
Our everyday lives are a multitude of anecdotes, most of which rely on a shared memory, story or conditioning. The cooperative living in our society is an agreement to these community stories and as a result, there’s more trust and acceptance in our society than we realize. We trust the bus driver to drive safely; we trust the bakery will not poison our lunch; we trust the fire fighters to answer our call; we trust that tomorrow will come; we retell, celebrate and learn from history; and we believe in the existence of rules for the greater good.
But we must continue to share because humankind’s survival depends on remembering stories. Please listen to the taxi driver, the hairdresser, the businessman, the butcher, the beggar, the child, the system, the planet and your neighbour. Be active and present in your listening because, when engaged, you might hear something astounding: someone else’s voice.
You will remember a good story for longer
The stories on this website use words & images, fiction & fact, pixels & paint. Please join us on this digital encounter to discover the art of story telling and story listening: visit the Art Gallery for pictorial stories and read KendreArt’s latest posts.
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