"A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen. On the breath of the storyteller, it soars. Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line." Cameron Dokey, The Storyteller's Daughter

Monday, November 8, 2010

November is the time to be grateful for all the freedoms we have and for our families and friends.  It is also a time to get together with those we care about.  While we are enjoying their company (and eating our hearts out), why not share some stories about holidays gone by?  Maybe this would be the time to let our children know more about their grandparents (you know, the ones who lived in the dark ages before everyone had cell phones!) or about important traditions and memories that the family shares.  Don't let the time go by without telling and re-telling these stories...that's the "glue" that holds the family together.  Besides, sharing stories is fun!  No one ever laughs harder than in remembering that embarrassing moment when mom forgot to turn the oven on while cooking the turkey, or the time the toddler made the announcement of a pregnancy while the mashed potatoes were being served.  Hug your loved ones...they are the most important ones. Enjoy each other.