"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

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Where did October go?  Well, ready or not, it's November and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.  With all the family times ahead, it's time to think about all the stories and traditions your family has.  Be prepared to share those with your children and grandchildren at this festive time of year.  Children (and adults, too) love to hear stories about the past, and especially about their families' past.  What a great way to help others to be grateful this Thanksgiving...give them a sense of where they have come from and where they are going.  Share some fun stories that you enjoy.  Share some memories of times past.  And, if you're planning a holiday get-together, don't forget to include storytelling as part of the fun!