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  • Once upon a time in a not so far away storyland, the inhabitants dreamed of stories, dreamed in stories and wandered about in search of stories. They looked under rugs and up in the sky for story; they looked at their children and their parents and their great great grandparents for story. They looked at the events playing out in the street and in their past for story. They looked out the window and into their own hearts for story.

    Pleased when they finally found one, they raced to notebook, to sketchbook, to camera, to recorder, to computer, to get it down, to get it right. And when they looked up from their hard work playing with sounds and words and images, they wanted to give it to someone. They needed the other half of the storytelling moment. They yearned for a story partner, for as someone wise and sensible said, it takes two to story.

    And if they were very very lucky, they found The Story Listener who not only listened carefully to their stories, but shared his gifts of stories, beautiful and wild, moving and funny, lyrical and challenging. Inspired, they returned to their own hearts and imaginations and created new stories and ways to tell their stories, eager to continue the magic, the cycle, the dance.

    Thanks, Jaga!
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