In the Bible, people were always reminding each other of their “backstory” by telling and re-telling the story (at the Passover) of the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of the Promised Land.

How in touch are you with your backstory?

Wendy and I met in 1980 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Between then and 1994 we spent most of our lives in and around the Puget Sound.

Have a look at this short, from the heart, slideshow I just put together from a two day trip to our old haunts. When we tell each other our backstory, we understand each other better.

Are you cultivating your backstory? And here’s a good sign: if you are growing as a person, how you interpret the past continues to change.