I have a family in New Hampshire. My wife is amazing, wonderful and cute. My kids are smart, creative, and fun. I want to build community and tell stories. I do that with Theater, Books, Teaching, and Podcasts.
Theater production. The elements of story, and how we as humans use story to connect and make sense of the world. Superheros. Telling small people to get in the car...over, and over, and over and over.
GK Chesterton. He was brilliant. He wrote philosophical books as well as wild stories. He read and loved. He had great friends and community.
Lines from movies and books, not matter how long ago I watched or read them.
christopher’s CreativeMornings activity
Fantasy has been something that has existed in humanity for all time, almost unchanged.
That's what Fantasy does - it reminds us of how magical the world that we live in is.
Homer used artistic license very openly in The Iliad. Even questioned his entire culture.
Fantasy isn't really for children, because they don't need it...Fantasy is really for us for whom the blade is really dulled and need to be reminded that this world is magical.
Fantasy is another place we can go where we can explore ideas, where we can explore feelings, where we can explore things that may not be safe in our world.
J.R.R. Tolkien said that Fantasy is the "back door to your heart." Your willing to explore ideas that may not be safe. There is a very scary political climate right now, but if we start discussing the dark lord Sauron and how he took over Middle Earth, we can actually have a safe conversation in a mirror world.
christopher ouellette Our Laboratory for Being Human