James Piecowye thinking out loud

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For the Love of a Story

Posted on | January 31, 2014 | No Comments

I love a good story and a good conversation.

I guess that is why I spend 6 hours a week at DubaiEye 103.8 FM.

Listening to a good story, a good conversation, a good idea, a few good words can make a person’s day!

Well you have to give this article about HAROLD SCHEUB a look.

I love this explanation of what a storyteller does.

Storytellers are constantly in the process of taking ancient images and casting them into contemporary kinds of forms. And so there’s no such thing as an original story. I don’t care where it is, whether it’s written or oral, the fact is that every story has been heard before. Every story has been told before. So if we’re looking for originality we’re going to find it, but in unique kinds of ways. We’re not going to find it in the way the story is told, we’re not going to find it in the story itself. It’s that connection, that’s the important thing. Connections are everything. Connecting the present and the past, connecting the storyteller and the audience.

But what is even better are the recordings!

We all have the tools to collect the stories around us and people love to tell their stories, so why does it seem we are so reluctant to just get out there and record?

 

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