Patsy Allan Storyteller

Creative storytelling using props puppets and participation


I was standing outside the swimming pool waiting for the pool to open at 5.30 this morning, chatting with a group of friends.  I was asked if I was back storytelling yet, and the talk became centred around that.

The start of a new year, what do I want from this blog?  I guess to encourage stories and storytelling by anyone connected to children in their early impressive years from 0-7 and for me to start writing more.

What comes to me when I think of JOY and why do I feel that I want to live experiencing JOY in each and every day?

Does it mean that I want to be a “Pollyanna” or does it mean that a life lived with joy is an amazing one?

Sitting on the deck looking out at the sky
The stillness is broken by a bird's loud cry
The sunflowers peeping over the fence
And suddenly an overpowering sense
Of joy and jubilation of what needs to be done

We are all natural storytellers.  Everything that happens to us in our lives is filed at the back of our minds in containers called stories.

Long ago, before there was TV, radio, newspapers, or even books, people got their news and entertainment from storytellers.

Having a conversation with a friend one day about storytelling and what it means to us and to our listeners I wrote the following.