Good storytellers inspire their listeners. They challenge us to undertake quests or pursue dreams. They help us crystallize our values and beliefs. They teach us how to relate to one another. They make us think. They make us feel good. Sometimes, they make us cry.
Storytellers come in many shapes and sizes. We’re familiar with some of them — writers, actors, directors, producers. But some of the most important storytellers are those we tend to overlook — parents, teachers, coaches, pastors, friends.
This world needs good storytellers.
I’m Clint Morey.
I was born and raised in L.A. and as much as I loved growing up in Southern California I have to admit it didn’t take much to convince my wife and I to leave the smog, traffic and dead bolts and head for a new life in The Big Sky Country — Montana.
We were a little concerned when we first arrived in Billings and saw a pickup with a rifle in the back window and a bumper sticker that read …
Fortunately we haven’t had to use our finely honed bullet-dodging skills. Instead we found Montana to be filled with great people and awesome scenery.
Montana has been and continues to be a great adventure for us. God has blessed us in many ways — six beautiful children and many wonderful friends. It’s also a great place to be a writer.
But I don’t recommend it for anyone else. Stay where you are in your concrete jungles. Suck in that air that you can see before you breathe. Buy deadbolts for your doors. Maybe even pick up a guard dog.
Remember, if you come up here, I know a guy in Billings …
“faith, hope and love … the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13