Member Monday – Sara DeVries

I love spending time in the intersection between my community as it is now and what the community dreams to become. That might look like helping someone discover and describe a calling in his/her life, welcoming children and families into our home to work on a project that builds community while helping people get to know each other, or serving on committees with agendas that help to move our community forward.

I love being part of the Big Read team because it spreads the joy of reading and discussing what we learn from reading across all ages and backgrounds in our community.

I love what The Things They Carried has to say about storytelling as a way to both share our dreams and make meaning of our experiences. “The thing about a story is that you dream it as you tell it, hoping that others might then dream along with you, and in this way memory and imagination and language combine”

 

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