A JOURNEY OF STORYTELLING?
Without storytelling we would not have history as we know it today. Early storytellers told of great encounters that they had by painting and scratching them on walls of caves or rocks, wood, ivory, clay tablets, skins, silk and other textiles.
There are thousands of different languages and dialects in the world today and each began as a storytelling to communicate. Storytelling brought with it the power of Curiosity---Imagination which led to Invention.
Many times oral stories were committed to memory and then passed from generation to generation. We still use this method today as we sit around the dinner table. Yes, everyone has a story to tell and Everyone's life is a story.
Homer's great epics created stories long before the Greeks developed a credible, lasting alphabet.
This journey that we have now at our finger tips is in my opinion--incredible. Yes indeed right here on Hubpages we meet and learn from so many people that pass on their thoughts, stories and information that makes our days shine much brighter on a rainy day. Yet, these talented people whom we will most likely never meet around this crowded world---we somehow know them in our Imagination.
Storytelling can be both positive and negative. In today's world there are many tools that can be used either way.Television and other media's are good examples of how easily positive and negative effects can be told through an event, movie or song. Sorting some of these out is sometimes difficult for our young and others.
I was one of the fortunate ones, as I have mentioned before in previous Hubs, my Cajun grandfather who could neither read or write taught me many lessons of life with the only tool he had---storytelling. (My Mentor)
The technology that is out there today for us to draw on, is fantastic and we all enjoy it. Times are changing very fast in our world of communication, we now simply send a letter via-email, book stores are now going digital, reading and listening devices are now the norm.
THE POWER OF STORYTELLING CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL---USE IT WISELY!