In these absurd times it is important that we keep seeing each other. Physically we can’t, but we can app, call, skype, zoom, you name it. This contact is good for our minds, especially if it’s not just about the current crisis. Yes, COVID-19 has a big impact on our lives, but also for people without essential professions there are many other things that just keep going on. Let’s focus on that and share those very stories with each other. Storytelling Centre wants to help you with this.
The idea is simple. Contact a friend, brother, sister, father, nephew, niece, neighbour; someone you like to listen to, and agree not to talk about Corona. Instead, share beautiful stories, memories and future dreams. Below are three tips to get the conversation started:
Feeling at home
Because of all the alarming news, the feeling of security is compromised, while there is often no direct reason for this. It is therefore good to go back to feeling at home in your memories.
Talk to each other on the basis of sharing the memory!
Being here now
In our “normal life” we usually don’t have time for extensive reflection. Now we do! Let’s use this time to reflect on who you are and who you want to be.
Talk to each other on the basis of sharing this moment!
We all know the corona crisis is temporary. Yet this situation is so overwhelming that – now that we are in the middle of it – everything is related to it. So it is important to keep thinking about the future and dreaming.
Talk to each other on the basis of sharing the memory and the dream of the future!
We will complete these 3 tips shortly. If you have any suggestions, please pass them on to us!
Sometimes it’s valuable to play back the stories, so you can also record the conversation. If you are proud of the conversation and want to share it with others, send it to us and we will put your beautiful story (and others’) on our website.