“Because that’s what we storytellers do…we restore order with imagination…we instill hope again and again and again…”
~Walt Disney; Saving Mr. Banks~
My girls and I just finished watching “Saving Mr. Banks“, the story of how Walt Disney acquired the rights to produce “Mary Poppins“.
It’s a beautiful story. I cried on and off through the entire film. The one line that touched my heart most is the quote I posted above.
For me, writing is not only about getting a story down on paper, but how that story can inspire hope in my readers. I want them to leave the world I created knowing they have reason to hope; to believe in the light at the end of the tunnel and the rainbow after the storm.
If I can help even just a few souls believe in hope again when they thought all was hopeless, I will feel I’ve fulfilled my purpose in being a storyteller…