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A question and a story

Don & M 3-7-09

My dad and I

Do you know when you’re going to die? Well, I don’t know the answer to that, for you, for others, for myself. But since I’m a storyteller from way back, here’s a story:

You know, my dad was lucky. Three months before he died, Dad sat in his living room watching four of his teen grandchildren gathered on the floor around him, reading chapters of his soon-to-be-published memoir. He and I had spent a number of weekends together over the previous several years, working together to help document his life lessons and experiences. I clarified details of stories that didn’t quite hold together, drawing out more information. The more he shared, the more he remembered other events. Continue reading

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Story Magic

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Sharing stories between generations is magic, no matter the form those stories take

Here’s a recent blog post  I shared, of discovering the connections between the performing Storytelling world and the community of Personal Historians. The most important commonality? Story magic.

http://lanes.org/storytelling-and-personal-history/

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