Some interesting things after listening to Nury Vittachi at the Asian Congress of Storytellers today.
– Two of the most prominent and influential figures in history were Confucius and Jesus. They were also storytellers, who imparted life’s lessons through the parable form.
– Why do most folktales always have the heroes’ parents die early on in the story? Because most of the time, the story is trying to tell us this: There will be a day when you will be alone, but you will be fine.
For some strange reason, these are two things I really needed to hear. That Jesus saw the value in stories. That problems seem to get lonelier as one grows older, but I have been taught all this while by loved ones – things will be fine.