Recently, an article from Psychology Today states:
“Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life. Call them schemes, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, metaphors, or narratives. Stories are how we explain how things work, how we make decisions, how we justify our decisions, how we persuade others, how we understand our place in the world, create our identities, and define and teach social values.”
In a land filled with magic and gardens, there lives a storyteller and her name is Antoinette.
Throughout the land, many people lived and visited. Day after day, the sounds and sights of life in this
busy land filled the air. Night after night, fireworks filled the sky with explosions of color and excitement.
Amidst all the noise and lights, the people tried to capture all the magic that they could, but a very special
magic was hidden in secret places!
This was a precious treasure the people possessed,but had forgotten. The magic of stories!
Some thought the stories had been lost long ago and were gone forever, but the stories were alive!
With great care and love, Antoinette kept the stories and gave them new life.
The stories made her smile, but she longed to give them back to the people who had been missing them.
Who could the stories begiven to? Who could be trusted to keep them alive?
Of course! The children!
One day, Antoinette began to go out and share the stories with the children. They smiled and laughed and
told the stories right along with her! The adults,once again, reawakened their imaginations as they rediscovered the stories they loved.
The sparkle of their own childhood twinkled in their eyes as they felt the stories come to life again. They were delighted to find that
storytelling had grown up right alongside them!
New tales were born!
Now, Antoinette travels throughout the land spreading the magic of storytelling to children... young and old.
The stories live on!
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