"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

Friday, December 4, 2015

December is here and with it all the winter holidays...whatever you celebrate!  One of the commonalities of these winter celebrations is the presence of light:  candles, twinkling electric lights, fires, anything that chases away the darkness of this time of year.  One thing that brings warmth and light to our lives is story.  I had the wonderful experience a week or so ago of telling at a senior independent living center.  For about 45 minutes I entertained with historical tales and basked in the warmth of their spirits and their love of story.  I've never had a more appreciative and attentive audience, proving that storytelling is timeless--there is no age limit on the enjoyment and connections that a story can create.  Don't let your holiday go by without telling stories and sharing memories.  We took the opportunity to do that around our Thanksgiving table last month and it was a great time for children and adults alike to connect with adventures of the past.  Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays!