Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)
Sunday, October 5, 2008
THINK ABOUT THAT STORY
Think about that story.
Remember that idea that has been rolling around in your head for the last 20 years?
You know, the one you have always been meaning to put in writing but you never have?
In these last 20 years we have all done at least 20 million useless and totally forgettable things, but we never sat down to memorialize a couple of those unforgettable things.
Just a couple of sentences can do it.
You have known people from Saltaire you will remember all your life. You saw things happen, had experiences you will remember all your life. You have Googled to try to find some of those old friends you lost touch with.
Let us hear about those things. You will be amazed to see how your memories stir up the memories of others. Exponentially.
Some people worry that they don’t want to embarrass themselves. Not to worry. This is not True Confessions We don’t dwell on gossip, and we don't want you to dreg up stuff you don't want. Your regular, everyday experiences are a lot more interesting than you realize, especially when you see that a lot of people remember the same stuff, but always from a slightly different perspective.
One of our best stories was Brian Scott's story about cutting his foot on the boardwalk:
That story is not up there in world literature alongside War and Peace, but it is up there in the memories of anybody who ever walked around Saltaire.
That’s what we need. Drop us your words, any time. You’ve been meaning to write down that story for years, but you never did it. Do it now. We will love to hear from you.
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