"Stories move in circles. They don’t move in straight lines.
So it helps if you listen in circles.
There are stories inside stories and stories between stories,
and finding your way through them is as easy and as hard as finding your way home.
And part of the finding is the getting lost.
And when you’re lost, you start to look around and listen."
Today has been filled with stories.
The Cottage Gallery resonates with the story of each doll.
Visitors whisper and laugh;
share heart-wrenching tales of loss;
and wonderful stories of life moving and intersecting in circles.
Perhaps the chaotic display of the dolls
is an analogy for our 'trying to find our way through our stories'.
And perhaps as more dolls arrive,
wanting to join the circle,
we come to realise how intrinsic sharing our story is to being human.