When Nathan Alling Long's dog was missing a few years ago, he found himself heartbroken and unable to accept the fact that he would never know what happened to her. But a friend suggested that he change his thinking and pretend his dog Gracie was on an adventure. Long then realized that he truly believes in the power of story. Sign up for our free, weekly podcast of featured essays. You can download recent episodes individually, or subscribe to automatically receive each podcast.
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The Power of Story « Nathan Alling Long | This I Believe
We heard from people of all walks of life — the very young and the very old, the famous and the previously unknown. Now, Tan embraces her belief in ghosts and the messages of joy, love and peace they bring her. But over time, he's come to believe that being a good writer and a good person comes from paying attention to the world around him. But a community of people befriended her, shared what little they had with her and showed Birch the value of neighbors uniting to help one another. It's a lesson his parents taught him and it has helped him in fighting Parkinson's disease.
A Long Drive
Before you ask how I can be so anti-gravity [pun not intended, but acknowledged,] let me say that I firmly understand there to be such a force as gravity. I can experience gravity in my pathetic vertical leap, and even note it in the very impressive vertical leap of skilled athletes. I see it in the red leaf, twirling as it falls to the ground.
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