Now, do we all have to tell story after story, year after year? No, but hey, it might be worth a try. Beniko does not see her kids but once per week so her situation is way different from mine. Myself, I still do other kinds of CI too. But what Beniko’s work with SL has done for me is open up a whole new way of providing CI for the kids, a simpler way, an easier way, and a more nurturing way that brings me full-circle back to my childhood when we were not compelled to listen, nor assessed, nor made to DO anything with the stories. Rather, we let them wash over us, fill our hearts and our imaginations and our spirits with new ideas, new experiences, and new words and ways of putting them together. And from those stories, we became US.