Storytelling

Drifters

The Apple Seed
  • May 25, 2017 6:00 am
  • 56:01

Anais Nin said that "we travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls" and in this episode you'll hear stories of people who've been set adrift, often by their own volition, and who discover things greater than themselves along the way. Whatever event occurs amidst the wandering, we're reminded through these tales that the story develops during the journey, not at the destination. Stories included in this episode: The Tale of a Very Old Traveling Wizard by Peter J. Parker (1:43) On this magical voyage of yester-year a wizard helps a family in exchange for some shelter. Before telling stories as Panryl the Wizard, Peter J. Parker worked as a police officer and director of a security company. You can learn more about his storytelling ventures at www.storytellerpeterjparker.co.uk Like Meat Loves Salt by Pete Castle (16:11) A father asks his children how much they love him and when his youngest daughter responds with "I love you like meat loves salt" he casts her out of the house and onto a journey of her own. A folk singer and a storyteller, Pete Castle is based in Belper, Derbyshire and you can discover more about him by visiting www.petecastle.co.uk Cold Feet by Glenda Bonin (23:34) Snowstorms and a brush with the supernatural conspire around a set of cold feet. Glenda Bonin is a member of the Puppeteers of America. Find more of her unique accomplishments by visiting www.storyworksgroup.com Branded by Joe Herrington (32:00) A young cowboy encounters a drifter who makes him re-evaluate his hopes to stay "unbranded" in this poem by Joe Herrington. Born and raised in West Texas, Joe Herrington is a cowboy poet, an author, and a storyteller. Learn more about him by visiting www.joeherrington.com Johnny Appleseed by Jim Weiss (40:00) Johnny Appleseed migrated around the Northeastern part of the United States, not only planting apple seeds, but also seeds of community wherever he went. 28 years ago Jim started a production company with his wife with the purpose of introducing children to classic literature. Find out more about that project and Jim Weiss at www.jimweiss.com The Wanderlight by Jerry Brooks (51:53) The itch for roaming runs in one man's blood in this poem written by Henry Lawson and performed by Jerry Brooks, who has spent time as a coal miner as part of her wandering. You can learn more about Jerry Brooks by visiting www.cowboypoetry.com