I went to another storytelling event this Sunday and brought my harp. Just in case. This is all quite new to me, especially the part around playing the harp in public. It’s a funny thing, because I’m really not as shy as I am as when I have my harp with me for storytelling. Does that make any sense?
Anyway, I’m getting over it all and really having fun sharing tunes & stories with whomever will politely listen. I don’t need applause. My ego disappeared a saturn cycle ago.
This time I wove together a personal story (which is actually written up here) along with the ancient Celtic myth of Daghda and his magical harp. Ancient people understood the power of music and story and I’m thrilled to explore this journey of the bard with a group of talented storyteller’s.
My application to tell a story at the NJ Storyteller’s Festival on Sept. 21 was accepted! The details for the event are here if you’re in or near NJ.
I haven’t put my story together yet for that event even though I had to describe it on the application. I wrote:
A HOME-GROWN YOGINI
Challenging times are when wants, needs, wishes and responsibilities collide. This is a personal tale of struggle, renewal & transformation as experienced using Yoga, Astrology, Feng Shui and the Harp.
Hmmm. It shouldn’t be hard to put that story together at all! But, telling my personal ‘story’, in ‘public’, as ‘entertainment’? Oh well. It’s all good. Om shanti. May all beings be peaceful.
Love this painting! “The Bard” by John Martin – http://www.wga.hu/cgi-bin/highlight.cgi?file=html/m/martin/bard.html&find=bard. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Bard.jpg#mediaviewer/File:The_Bard.jpg