Storytelling & Traditions
How we tell our stories . . .
1. oral storytelling-creating narratives
2. spoken workd; poetry, artistic performance, skits, plays , monologues
3. arts and crafts
4. handed down recipes
5. patterns and traditions of work
6. the way we decorate our world
7. the way we celebrate life
8. childhood games and rhymes
9. riddles, proberbs, figures of speech, jokes
10. journaling, recording family history
11. the many creative ways we express ourselves
12. superstitions, folklore and ghost stories-urban legends
World Storytelling Day is on March 20, 2010 and the theme is Light and Shadow-chekc out an event near year and particpate by sharing your story.
How do we get started if we are blocked?
1. Start by keeping a journal; write a dedication to honour your life and your family history, record current events, write a poem or record your favourite poem by someone else, keep a gratitude list, draw a diagram of a family tree and start with notes and memories.
2.Use memory sparkers to get going . . .transport yourself to a room in your memory and ask the following questions
-what do I see
-what do I feel on my skin
-what do I hear
-what do I smell
-what do I taste
-what is the light like
-what do I feel