By James Benton
Franny okay. Stein isn't really your ordinary lady - she's a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and while Franny jumps rope, she makes use of her puppy snake. the youngsters in Franny's type imagine she's bizarre, wacky, and simply undeniable creepy.
Tired of being stared at, Franny makes a decision to try her most threatening scan but - she's going to slot in . but if a huge great Fiend assaults the category, we all know it's as much as a mad scientist to avoid wasting the day. yet has Franny misplaced her creepy, crawly methods?
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Paula thought of her own life, of the giants who were stealing her eggs, of the ideas and talents that would never hatch if she allowed the thefts to continue. Armed with the vision of the little hen who took on a giant, Paula set about slaying her giants. Four years later she had a new confidence, thanks not to me but to the story of a little chicken. Paula taught me the truth behind something shared by nearly every storytelling workshop leader: the storyteller is the conduit for, not the focus of, the story.
The young woman smiled. “Now I understand. ” And she placed the old woman’s wrinkled hand on her belly. The child kicked. ” After the story is over, I sometimes ask if anyone would like to comment on it or if anyone has had that experience. “Bleeding Heart” was met with quiet respect and contemplation. Then I say, “Perhaps there is someone out there whose heart bleeds for you, or perhaps you love someone the way this mother loved her child. Just remember, sometimes we have to learn to let go as well.
She said she had not prepared a story, but she wanted us to hear the experience that had thrown a hedge of thorns around her. She wanted us to know that she was ready now, that she realized the importance of her own voice, the legacy only she could 15 give to her grandchildren. She would go home now and tell them stories. The healing had begun. I have learned that storytelling can help heal old wounds. Of course, painful stories can be told too soon, while the wound is so raw that it rubs salt into the listeners’ sore places.
Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, Book 1) by James Benton