Everyday Magic
  • Sep 20, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 57:27 mins

Any lover of stories knows that a little magic is not so distant, especially if it’s sandwiched between “once upon a time” and “happily ever after.” However, there are lots of things that happen in our everyday lives that can make us feel enchanted: falling in love, learning a new skill, catching a glimpse at the sunrise, or a particularly great harvest from a gracious growing season. And so today, we’d like to share some stories with you that have a bit of that everyday magic, stories with that fairy tale feel but are grown out of a run-of-the-mill type of activity. Stories included in this episode: Kathryn's Story Our colleague at BYU Broadcasting, Kathryn Muhlestein, shares a story about an unlikely animal encounter. Phar Lap the Wonder Horse Phar Lap was a thoroughbred racehorse whose unbelievable strength and speed inspired Australia during the difficulties of the Depression. To learn more about Jackie Kerin visit www.jackiekerin.com.au Luis' Story Our colleague at BYU Broadcasting, Luis Fernando Puente, talks about how the power of story can transport us to different worlds. Frogs' Legs Our next story, from Charlotte Blake Alston, mixes a little bit of folklore, folk magic, family and food together for a story that connects people and places from the past and present. To learn more about Charlotte Blake Alston visit www.charlotteblakealston.com Sharing the Gold Alchemists of old tried to turn copper into gold, but we think alchemy in the kitchen is really where it’s at: turning a few simple ingredients into a feast is our favorite kind of transformation. To learn more about Dolores Hydock visit www.storypower.org

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