"I know you weren't there so you can't experience these stories the way I did. But I hope in the words that I have found, that in the reading if you try, this can become as real to you as it is to me. I think you will find the reading of the story will be far different if you take time to gently let your eyelids close, breathe in deep, and just experience what it would be like to be there.  Your mind is an amazing thing.  See if you can spend a few moments after each new story and let your mind see, feel, taste the air, as if you were there.  See how real you can make it."