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What I Watched Last Night: The Moth

I spent last night playing around YouTube and listening to stories from The Moth. Have you ever heard of The Moth? You need to check it out. Seriously, right now. It is a not-for-profit organization in New York dedicated to storytelling. From their website:

It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it.

I love good storytelling. A well-told tale calls to my soul. It’s probably one of the reasons I like my husband; his stories are wonderful. (Partly because he is not always constrained by actual facts – if he tells you a story that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I’ve learned to enjoy the story experience and then disregard everything he just said.)

Anyway, this is the first Moth story I ever heard, and it was enough to get me completely hooked. Steve Burns, who I have had a monster crush on since my teenaged son was young enough to enjoy Blue’s Clues, talks about being “fameish” and what it was like being “Steve.”

And if that wasn’t enough, the YouTube recommendation team must have a psychic link to my brain, because the first related video I saw was Neil Gaiman’s Moth performance. How did they know?

By [E]SaraB

Glass artisan by day, blogger by night (and sometimes vice versa). SaraB has three kids, three pets, one husband and a bizarre sense of humor. Her glass pendants can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/AngryOwlStudio if you're interested in checking it out.

5 replies on “What I Watched Last Night: The Moth”

I am a rabid Moth listener.  ACTUALLY, one of our contributors TOLD A STORY at a Moth storytelling once.  @The Unprofessional Critic.  Does that work here?  Can I tag her?  ANYWAY SHE DID AND SHE IS THEREFOR (and a lot of otherfors) MY HERO.

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