On Story`Telling

Romare Bearden collageart.org

Romare Bearden        collageart.org

Do not tell
the little boy
what he should do
Tell the little boy a story
about what a little boy might
think of doing if he were
a lion living inside
the little boy
doing well

“It is the storyteller who makes us what we are.” ~ Chinua Achebe


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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6 Responses to On Story`Telling

  1. your inner lion does well, indeed


  2. there are lions in little girls as well…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cheryl Ruffing says:

    Stories have always been an important part of the homeschool lessons I do with the kids.


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