Tuesday, September 25, 2007

storytelling: a lost tradition?

It used to work like this:

  • an important event would take place in somones life.
  • this event would impact somone and imprint on their memory
  • the events details would be passed on to the next generation orally.
  • and on to the next.
  • the story would stay alive through expression, movment and rich sound.

when did this tradition start to fade?

in my opinion, it was after the advent of a device we call tv.

tv replaced all oral forms of communication, and caused the younger generation to tune out the important stories of their ansestors. so kill your tv.

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