Storytelling and Healing
Today I surfed into Spinning Tales - Weaving Hope - an International Symposium for Storytelling as a Healing Art - a blog originated in Denmark by Marianne Christensen. I was especially interested in an article by Dr. Lewis Mehl - Madrona, a Stanford educated physician who is tapping into the healing traditions of his Native American heritage.
Loving Jeeves and Wooster
Jim and I are slowing working our way through Karen's set of cds of all the A&E seasons of Jeeves and Wooster starring Stephen Frye and Hugh Laurie. We are savoring the characters, sets and costumes - enjoying the period, the spoof of Britain's upper class and the tongue in cheek humor. I remember first reading the P. G. Wodehouse stories when I was in high school - probably influenced by Daddy's mother who was an avid anglophile. It seemed to me that Nanny loved most things British from Agatha Christie mysteries to Alec Guiness movies. I particularly remember going with her to the Visualite Theater to see the Lavendar Hill Mob and both of us shaking with laughing as the film unfolded. I still laugh at that movie. What's not to love about all those things? The first time Jim and I went to London I thought of Nanny and was sorry she never got to walk those streets.
World Storytelling Day
From around the world- world storytelling day in Dubai. What's your favorite story? I answered the question - not with my favorite - I have too many - but with the first story I remember.
Mama's mother, Ellie Keasler Baer read Henny Penny to me when I was still small enough to sit on her lap. What's your first or favorite story?