60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: The Language of the Ancestors
by Diane Wyzga | July 15, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
Storyteller and mythologist Martin Shaw says: “Stories with weight to them have what Carl Jung terms ‘the lament of the dead,’ which in our frenetic culture we can no longer have time to hear.”
What are we missing when we have no time to hear? We are missing the stories of our ancestors. When we disregard or deny the words and stories of those who have gone before us, we deprive ourselves of a store of wisdom that can help in times of crisis. And lord knows we are in crisis.
But nothing in the world is new. Human are humans; they will touch fire to see if it’s hot. The stories from the dead may help us from being burned alive. These stories are the collected thoughts of the world; think of them as a river of wisdom. All we need do is dip in and welcome the souls who are willing to come back for us.
Story Prompt: Think of someone who was in your life and has passed on to the next life. When you think of them what stories come to mind for you? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
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Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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