Hello, and welcome to my blog, Bear Skin.
When I was 6 years old we moved from Central Africa to Australia and the experience affected me deeply. It catalysed in me a love of traveling and culture, people, languages and strange customs.
The more I read, the more I wonder, why are stories so full of characters going on a journey? Why are so many great stories set during times of war and suffering ?
Why do we love “door way” stories which talk of portals to new worlds? Why do so many stories end with a happy ending, a wedding or a homecoming ?
Long have myths, legends and archetypes of narratives been the stuff of deep philosophical debates and the ingredients of psychological theories. Stories help us see and feel in a way that essays do not. They help us connect to each other.
Bear Skin is a blog about the power of story, narrative and art to shape our lives. As I seek to make sense of these images I would love to hear from you and your impressions. Please contact me: