Today, I was reassured somewhat while reading holy experience, (Ann covers this topic much more eloquently than I). By sharing our stories, our troubles, our lives, we all benefit. And personally, I know that just by taking the time to write I find that my life feels more balanced, more supported. Connected. And it is. I begin to realize that I see my day from a much broader perspective, yours. And somehow too, perhaps even God's.
Frederick Buechner wrote in "Telling Secrets" (I lifted this from holy experience too):
"Maybe nothing is more important than that we keep track, you and I, of these stories of who we are and where we have come from and the people we have met along the way because it is precisely through these stories in all their particularity... that God makes himself known to each of us most powerfully and personally."
I like this quote too. I photographed it along the Oregon Trail.