Thursday, July 31, 2008

Oldest Profession?

Recently someone mentioned to me that they thought Storytelling was the oldest profession known to man as opposed to what is normally called the "oldest profession". I suspect we will never know for sure but before the written word stoytellers and bards were some of the most revered members of a community. Another person listening to this exchange shared with us a story of an invasion in Ireland. The first thing the conquerors did was round up the storytellers, bards and troubadours and killed them! Why? Because they knew that these people were truly the ones who preserved the culture and tradition of the Irish. If they wanted to assimilate them they needed to get rid of the reminders of the Irish culture.

Are you passing on your culture and family traditions to your children? Tell stories, keep your family alive.

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