I love the stories of people’s lives.
One of my life’s highlights was an overnight bus trip from North Carolina to Pennsylvania. I spent hours eavesdropping, learning the stories of the people around me.
- The driver and the elderly woman in the front seat gossiped about African-American high society in Wilmington, NC.
- The young Native American who got on the bus near Camp Lejeune told his seat mate about the day his grandmother cut off his braid for safe keeping before he reported to the Marines.
- And the man who left a girl sobbing in the parking lot where he boarded the bus explained that he had recently gotten out of prison and had just met his adult daughter for the first time.
If you want to write, take a long bus trip. You’ll find pages of material.
What does all this have to do with a dog blog?
While surfing around YouTube for videos of boating dogs, I found a snippet of a story—a story about a family in Thailand coping in a flood.
And when you have four dogs and all the dry land around your house disappears, what do you do? Watch the video for yourself.
Don’t you want to know more about how this family coped with the flood? I do. It looks like a great story.
I’m glad they made it so easy for me to eavesdrop on them.
Do you like overhearing people’s stories? Do you listen in at the dog park? On the bus? In the check out line at the store?