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Monday, October 13, 2008

Jim Henson's "The Storyteller"


Hans and I bought the definitive collection of "The Storyteller," and have been watching one every night. Why don't they make childrens' shows like this any more?! Storytelling is a dying art, and I am proud to own this gem of a collection for Hannah. There are absolutely no cliches, and most of the endings are bittersweet - some more bitter than sweet. My favorites are "The Luck Child, " "The Soldier and Death" and "Sapsorrow," which is a MUCH better version of the Cinderella story. For those of you who are avid Jim Henson fans, I highly recommend adding this series to your collection.

I am a teller of stories, a weaver of dreams. I can dance, sing, and in the right weather I can stand on my head. I know seven words of Latin, I have a little magic, and a trick or two. I know the proper way to meet a Dragon, I can fight dirty but not fair, I once swallowed thirty oysters in a minute. I am not domestic, I am a luxury, and in that sense, necessary.

2 comments:

Heidi said...

thanks for the words of encouragement! i've been really nervous about this and people have given me uncomfortable suggestions like accupuncture... i'm thinking when she knows it's time, she'll prepare like she should. hopefully. thanks again!

Rick said...

dude - I love this too - I watched the whole thing with some of my nephews and nieces this summer and loved it - it made me miss being a kid - I got so excited about watching it on tv when I was young. Very cool.