Storytelling

One lesson we can learn from pre-industrial peoples is the power of storytelling. I am struck by how important storytelling is among tribal peoples; it forms the basis of their educational systems. The Celtic peoples, for example, insisted that only the poets could be teachers. Why? I think it is because knowledge that is not passed through the heart is dangerous: it may lack wisdom; it may be a power trip; it may squelch life out of the learners. What if our educational systems were to insist that teachers be poets and storytellers and artists? What transformations would follow? ~ Matthew Fox

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My heart

“If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.”
~ Chinese proverb

There are a number of Passeriformes (perching birds) called "warblers". They are not particularly closely related, but share some characteristics, such as being fairly small, vocal and insectivorous. The two families of American "warblers" are part of another superfamily, which unites them with sparrows, buntings, finches, etc.
There are a number of Passeriformes (perching birds) called “warblers”. They are not particularly closely related, but share some characteristics, such as being fairly small, vocal and insectivorous. The two families of American “warblers” are part of another superfamily, which unites them with sparrows, buntings, finches, etc.