Six billion of us walking the planet,
six billion smaller worlds
on the bigger one.
Six billion stories, every one an epic,
full of tragedy and triumph,
good and evil, despair and hope.
– Dean Koontz
Their story, yours and mine — it’s what we all carry with us on this trip we take, and
we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn from them.
– William Carlos Williams
All human beings have an innate need to hear and
tell stories and to have a story to live by.
– Harvey Cox
Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too.
It goes from one generation to another.
– Studs Terkel
If history were taught in the form of stories,
it would never be forgotten
– Rudyard Kipling
To be a person is to have a story to tell.
– Isak Dinesen
hardwired for storytelling and understanding the
world through stories and metaphors.
We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome.
One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say and to feel
‘Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it.’
You’re not as alone as you thought.
– John Steinbeck
– Muriel Rukeyser
before they told stories and sang songs.
– Albert Bates Lord
– Laurens Van der Post
They aren’t just entertainment.
Don’t be fooled.
They are all we have, you see,
All we have to fight off
illness and death
– Leslie Marmon Silko
We welcome your comments!
39 replies on “Everybody Has a Story”
…really beaultiful: photographs and texts…
This really spoke to me today and encouraged me to continue telling my story. Thankyou.
Steve, your work reminds me of what is important in life.
V meaning full pictures
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You are the best of storytellers with your eye and your camera. Thank you.
Stories are all we have as human beings… beautiful post and pictures, as always.
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The stories are valued for their sincerity, one is nothing more than others, they all leave traces that will last millions of years.
Every one of these photos tells the story. Wonderful!
palabras y fotos que nos dicen de lo hermoso que puede ser ver e imaginar ,que historias se tejen, cuando vemos un grupo de gente charlando,,,,,dejemos volar nuestra imaginación,,,,,,,
I love this. Stories are more than words. Your picture stories bring to life the people beyond our personal boundaries.
Thanks this is beautiful story creating inspiration and arose emotions. Image speaks louder than words. thanks
a rich country native, will look at a poor country native and feel sorry, yet a native of a poor country appreciates the little he has to the extravagance of the rich. if you put a poor man in a palace he will look for his old wooden stool to sit on than enjoy the luxuries of the rich
Thank you kindly.
So true & so beautiful…, thank you for sharing.
Your photos tell intriguing stories , each image makes one imagine a beautiful story
Thank you stevebhai for these beautigful stories through your images.
“Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is a writer, some are written in the books, and some are confined to hearts.”
Emblematic of the human condition.
I feel honored to have shared my stories of treasure hunting and meeting people. Thw pictures shown here could probably share 1000 atories each. So glad I found this site.
Thank you for the inspiration!
This was a beautiful read!
Steve, This blog is especially touching and appropriate in today’s world. Your work allows us to see and feel stories beyond words, but this is a great reminder that the stories are what we crave.s
Story is what makes us united as human beings or homosapiens. We pass our culture, knowledge and innovation through stories. And also story telling like gossiping builds friendship and trust among each other❤️Loved your work❤️Amazing
Long time fan. Much love and gra titude..
Your images are a story in themselves. They tell of the daily suffering and joy that each one of us finds.
They tell of the love and companionship one finds in community and friends despite war and civil unrest.
Sometimes I think no one tells a more poignant story than a great portrait & travel photographer.
Just Stunning, both the pictures and the words
Wonderful photos and inspiring quotes that resonate.
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I love your work.
Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms and adding it to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice
Wonderful works of art in photography. Many thanks
I so much love your insights.. thank you for sharing your vision.
Lauren’s van der Post said it all….
Just stunning! The truth in photos and words. Thanks you, Steve.
Here’s to stories. And why it is so important that we have the tools and ability to tell them and understand them. 🙂