Sunday, February 7, 2010


02.07.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

"I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away"
~ The Dock of the Bay
written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper, 1967

Watching the sun rise over the eastern horizon at the dock on Naples Bay this morning certainly brought to mind the classic song - and the story, simple as it may be, from its lyrics. Storytelling has been around 'forever' - long before written language and image-producing equipment. Cultural traditions and ancestral history were an important thread in the tapestry of such storytelling.

Everyone has a story to tell and there are a plethora of tools to document those stories - each one with value. Incorporating those stories in an educational environment could be a 'natural', especially as schools consider the interdisciplinary nature of our world. The Center for Digital Storytelling leads one on an adventure of thought and emotion in exploring storytelling in our modern day. Enjoy creating and receiving stories! City Dock, Naples Bay, Naples, FL


  1. Just lovely, a wonderful collage. Is this view close to your house, Marie? My mother and sister are natural storytellers. We experience the same thing, but their retelling is so much more interesting. It's also in the seeing and noticing. When we teach writing, we should go a step back and teach noticing.

  2. Lovely images. and story. Stories are so essential to our lives. We have to make students see their value as expressions of themselves, as ways to persuade and as ways to understand.