“Tell me a story…. Sing me a song,” Mark Nepo writes. No matter the story, whether comedy or tragedy, no matter the song, whether major key or minor. It is story and song that humans turn to in order to survive. Around your holiday table, what will you sing?
A Pearl of Wind
by Mark Nepo
Tell me a story, any story. Tell me
what happened or what didn’t happen
or what you hope will happen. I need
signs of life to lift my head. I need some
pearl of wind to open my wing. So sing
me a song. For yourself, but let me listen.
I don’t care if you’re trained or shy or
can’t hum a tune. Just sing anything.
It will stir my heart. We can do this
for each other, can’t we?