Seek to see the story

To become a storyteller, I used to think that I should become better at telling stories.

That is not the skill. That is the expression of the skill. The skill is to see the stories, to gather them. To notice and to note them.

Stories do not want to be told. Stories want to be gardened, collected, nurtured.

Telling and retelling the stories does that. Noticing, is where it starts.