In which things get personal.

In this post, you will have a chance to listen to my midterm project for my IST 646 (Storytelling for Information Professionals) class. When deciding exactly which tale to tell, I knew I wanted to do something a bit different from my previous projects, which included a humorous personal story, a frustrating personal story, and a folktale.  One of the things that appeals to me most when hearing a story is the willingness of the storyteller to be vulnerable, which creates a bond of trust between the teller and the listener. I am drawn more to stories about people’s imperfections and idiosyncracies, even their failures, because they remind me that a.) we’re all human together in this journey called life and b.) bad experiences can be survived and may provide the raw materials for change and growth. So, what follows is a very personal personal story from my life, this time containing some of my most vulnerable moments. I call it “Pretty and Special and Loved.” Please feel free to provide any feedback or constructive criticism.

 

A long, but necessary list of music and sound effects credits:

Two Together by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4555-two-together
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Wagner Bridal Chorus by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4599-wagner-bridal-chorus
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4171-open-those-bright-eyes
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Crying by Drotzruhn
Link: https://freesound.org/people/drotzruhn/sounds/405204/
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Pipe Organ by Michael Stenov
Link: https://imslp.org/wiki/Variations_on_a_Theme_by_Haydn%2C_Op.56_(Brahms%2C_Johannes)
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

All other sound effects were labelled Creative Commons 0, which means no attribution is required.

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