Day 1991: Untold stories

I’ve told many stories in this blog over the years, but many remain untold.

We all have untold stories, including Boston’s Public Garden.


In my profession as a group and individual therapist, I hear many previously untold stories.  Because of patient confidentiality, those stories remain  untold outside the room (unless the story is mine).

Every picture tells a story, I’m told, but there are many untold stories in my pictures today.












I know there are untold stories in the news these days, but hope, respect, joy, peace, kindness, patience, healing, inspiration, comfort, and love seem to be missing in the stories that are being told.

Here‘s “Untold Stories” told by Sinead O’Connor:


I look forward to reading some untold stories in the comments, below.

My gratitude — for all who help me create these posts and for all who read them — is not untold.



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20 thoughts on “Day 1991: Untold stories

  1. This is my untold story that I’d kept to myself until just recently.

  2. I am glad you told this story today Ann- so many messages I will take with me…

  3. I sometimes want to tell my untold stories. But I still choose not to. Those stories, however, are part of what drives me to be kind, compassionate and understanding that I do not know others untold stories.

    Thank you Ann.

  4. THere is so much left unsaid, but I can tell you this, Ann. You have the smartest teabags. Do you ever wonder who has the job of writing the sayings on the bags? Must be a character limit, too. I would like to feature that person in my People at Work series.

  5. Here’s to a safe nesting area for all, Ann. I think that needs to be told and told and told.

  6. I’m pleased you don’t betray your clients’ confidentiality – and would, of course, expect no less

  7. One of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation is called “Darmok”, in which the Enterprise crew encounters a race of aliens who speak in literary allusions. At one point Captain Picard comforts a dying alien by telling the story of Gilgamesh. It’s fitting that he would choose one of humanity’s oldest stories, a story that was literally lost and went untold for thousands of years, but that still speaks to us. More important, though, is the power of just telling a story, and as the Captain says at the end, if we want to understand others’ stories better we have to understand our own.
    And it also helps to take a breath.

  8. Anthony Bourdain’s told and untold stories may never become known by those who hunger for the truth. May he rest in pace, and may he have found both relief and joy on the other side. ✌️😥🧀🍱🥣🥖

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