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  •  Great way to end the day for me, Orinoco (6+ / 0-)
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    If you go back further, you'll find cultures for whom tolerance and inclusiveness was built on entertainment: you put up with the stranger because he had some new stories to tell.

    I love the mental image that this created for me. The new person in town with a story or two to tell, the townfolk giving him/her a meal and a place in the barn to stay.

    5:06 pm in central time Blogistan.

    Good afternoon/evening to you!!

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    by JanF on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 03:07:50 PM PST

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    •  Unless you're a really, really good storyteller (6+ / 0-)
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      The new person in town with a story or two to tell, the townfolk giving him/her a meal and a place in the barn to stay.

      The Phaeacians gave Odysseus a seat by the fire, a box seat at the festival they threw in his honor, a huge pile of valuable gifts, offered the princess's hand in marriage, and a ship to take him home.

      Rewards for good storytelling don't get much better than that.

      Of course, that may just have been Homer dropping some rather broad hints to his own audience about the proper remuneration for storytelling services. Moving the Overton window, so to speak.

      Good evening, and ::hugggggggggggs:: :)

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 03:34:34 PM PST

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