"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 3, 2012

The holiday season is fast approaching. Are your stories ready? I don't mean stories specific to any celebration, but stories that need to be shared with family and friends. Recently we had a family party where some stories of "grandpa", now deceased, were shared. Everyone who had a memory of him shared something, and the younger audience, who hadn't known him, was mezmerized as they learned more and "grandpa" became a real person to them. We all have memories that would bless others as we share the stories. Of course, if you're looking for entertainment for a holiday party or occasion, try hiring a storyteller to add a different dimension to your activity. Stories bond people together in ways that nothing else can. They are reflections of who we are as a culture and who we are as human beings. As we turn our thoughts to the things for which we are grateful this month, let's count our families and our cherised memories as among the most important.