I had a drink with a writing friend tonight. You know, no matter what we’re good at, there’s always that one thing that we think would be so cool to be able to do, but that we know we’ll never be any good at.
She’s good at telling stories. She can go on and on and tell a ton of stories, and it just awes me. First, I don’t think I have that many stories, LOL, and second, I don’t think I could remember that much!
But most of all, she can on-the-spot and orally put them together into something coherent, paced, and interesting. I just find that talent amazing.
I’ve always loved those people who can tell long stories around a campfire. I was just reading about how in Iran, people have pages and pages of poetry memorized as part of their oral storytelling tradition.
It’s definitely a dying art, but I suppose movies and TV are taking its place. So cool, though.
So what’s a talent that you know you will never become skilled at, but that you wish you were good at? That you enjoy watching someone else who’s good at it?