SOULTales - Character Strengths, Stories & Vocabulary

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another storyteller

Pure storytelling is not performance...

As we sit or cuddle cozily into bed, or mayhaps, cuddle near mum or grand mum; old forgotten stories, or new ones are told. There are no frills, no dramatics (maybe, if you have a person who loves to be theatrical!). Just the teller and the audience, transported into a world of words. Living and feeling the nature of the story. Sometimes pensive, sometimes giggly, sometimes bored, sometimes demanding, the audience draws the teller into different moods and spaces.

This audience may have not done all this, yet the teller took us into his world of stories, lost to many, but discovered by the interested few.

I went for a story telling session at Page Turners book shop by Acoustic Traditional.( Hmm...I would like to know the story behind that name?!). They are an NGO working at reviving tribal folklore and stories.

Salil the story teller and the brain behind AT, sweetly and cleverly spun 2 tales from ancient lore for us. One about a monk and his pupil, and the other a tale about the creation of the rainbow. He walked us through Shaman world, the misconceptions, the practices; briefly, yet powerfully, for it is a world that we know little about.

The stories take us far away into worlds and minds we may never even think about...

lovely lovely space....