Storyteller – 

Circling through

I always find another door

A crackle, a creek

I take a little peek

Here and there

A bit of everywhere


To see many fragments

In      Bet    ween


Moving so fast

That nothing lasts

I simply go too fast


As the teller and the hearer,

the story becomes a bore

I simply need more

Amy Jean Blog - Storyteller - Door Illustration


Illustrations by Eric Savage


When one hears the word circle, they most likely think about the shape. A nice round circle is equidistance from the center point. Circles are pleasing to the eye, because they don’t have sharp points. And I like circles, because they remind of the circular graphing toy I used to play with when I was a little. My sister and I would sit at the kitchen table and draw all kind of pictures in various colors and laugh together – fond memoires.

Social circles can be complicated because often they are exclusive. I don’t like to see people excluded or be excluded myself, if I’m honest. Now there are some social circles I chose not to join and that’s okay.

Personally, I liked circle time when I was in Preschool and Kindergarten. Someone was reading me a story, or we were playing a game like duck, duck, goose. Circle time might be kind of fun regardless of one’s age.

Traffic circles can be tricky depending on the amount of traffic. If it’s a low traffic circle, it’s easy to navigate. But if there are heavy or bad drivers, traffic circles can become dangerous. People seem to hesitate, so I generally just go while others vacillate.

Personally, I HATE circular reasoning because I seem to be trapped in it. I always end where I start and it seems like a waste of time. Life should not be a circle. I would prefer to move forward.

Finally, I see that Lufbery Circle is a defensive air combat tactic used in WWI. I don’t like war, pain, or suffering, so I disapprove of the Lufbery Circle.

What other kind of circles are there?

Isaiah 40:22

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Joshua 6:15

On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times.

2 Samuel 5:23

so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered, “Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar trees.

Mark 3:34

Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!