"Become aware what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

25 June 2012

My Canadian Story

As I missed my Mum's 80th birthday last year, I vowed to come to Canada this summer and catch up with the family, celebrate Mum's birthday, nourish my connections with Canadian storytellers and develop some storytelling opportunities.

So, I've been here a week. Needing to take the opportunity to see my oldest son and his girlfriend, I have used this weekend to visit--the same weekend as my Mum's birthday. Fortunately, Mum understands and she and I will celebrate over dinner later in the week. Meanwhile, I've had a great time re-connecting with my son who's been spending the last few years in both Canada and Switzerland, dividing his time between landscape architecture in one country and snowboarding in another.

If you want to follow my journal of my time here, go to iamthestoryteller.wordpress.com.

I'll be in Canada until early August when I return to the UK. If you're wanting to connect, email me at iamthestoryteller[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Michael Williams is a a storyteller of compelling skill. He is also a fine human being who engages in all situations and draws people into the warmth of communication and shared experience." Donald Smith, Director, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland

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