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.