I loved the story-time circle in primary school 50+ years ago more than anything else there I recall. The spoken telling of stories that mattered and made sense to me was better than anything else at all. I imagined (and have since delighted in) reading stories to my children and grandchildren. I’ve especially enjoyed stories in the company of a hushed little group, and sometimes a larger crowd. So today was one of the month’s special days – meeting with friends in a writing group, dreaming and writing up stories, and sharing them aloud.