Stories have always held a special place in my heart. In one of my earliest memories, I am in my cozy kindergarten classroom. The toys are out, the sun is shining, and it seems like it’s going to be a great day. Then, to my great dismay, one of my classmates announces in vivid detail that he is going to be ill. My four-year-old self is devastated by the mental image this announcement conjures up. In typical Rebecca fashion (i.e. overly dramatic) I proclaim that I too am about to be sick. With all the dramatic flair of a film noir actress, I throw myself down onto a nearby couch and ask my teacher—and I quote: “Can you get me a puke bucket and put on a movie?” Even then, stories had the power to get me through any crisis.
As I am writing this, in 2021, most of us are staying at home, with our Netflix accounts and books to keep us company. The purpose of this blog is to explore the beauty of storytelling—from movies to series to books. I hope you’ll join me on this adventure through the wonderful world of narrative.