When the Bartender Dims the Lights: Storytelling After 80

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Author : Ron Evans
ISBN : 9781927756829
Pub. Date : 09/23/2019
Size : 5.50″ x 8.00″
Pages : 224
Genres : Memoir
Genres : Non-Fiction

Loneliness was there in our childhoods, although we had no name for it. It was there in high school, as distressing as at any other time in our lives because we had little experience of it, had not yet developed a means of coping. And it has been there in all the years that followed. One place in particular it keeps turning up—in the stories we tell. When we are older, that is, when the end is somewhere up ahead, within sight more days than we want to admit, loneliness speaks with a more insistent voice. Beckons to us as if urging us to go further. It is now that our stories can take on a different mood. A thread runs through the cloth, colouring all the fabric. In these later years, when the bartender dims the lights, we take notice.

Here follow the stories of an eighty-three-year-old, bits and pieces of memory that managed to snag on the fenceline and make a story because they sounded right.

Loneliness was there in our childhoods, although we had no name for it. It was there in high school, as distressing as at any other time in our lives because we had little experience of it, had not yet developed a means of coping. And it has been there in all the years that followed. One place in particular it keeps turning up—in the stories we tell. When we are older, that is, when the end is somewhere up ahead, within sight more days than we want to admit, loneliness speaks with a more insistent voice. Beckons to us as if urging us to go further. It is now that our stories can take on a different mood. A thread runs through the cloth, colouring all the fabric. In these later years, when the bartender dims the lights, we take notice.

Here follow the stories of an eighty-three-year-old, bits and pieces of memory that managed to snag on the fenceline and make a story because they sounded right.
9781927756829

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Author
Ron Evans
ISBN
9781927756829
Pub. Date
09/23/2019
Size
5.50″ x 8.00″
Pages
224
Genres
Memoir
Genres
Non-Fiction

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