I heard a wonderful storytelling performance last night from a storyteller from England called Christine Cooper. Battle of the trees. It was so excellent. Very intricate weaving of stories throughout. From ancient tales to modern. From the autobiographical to the mythic. And music and a few recorded voices thrown in. I asked her about the creation process after. This is so much on my mind lately because of my own show that is in creation. She talked about mulling things over in her head for a long time. I used to feel guilty when I wasn't physically working on a show. Not recording. Not writing. But just thinking things through. The more I do it, the more I know that it is absolutely a necessary and huge part of the process for me and should not be overlooked.