Monday, December 12, 2011

The Art of Listening

A recent article in the Sunday New York Times by Henning Mankell, a writer living in Africa makes an important point about listening, an art we have seem to have lost.  Further he talks to us about storytelling and the need we humans have to share stories.  As a teacher of improv I find both of his points compelling.
He relates a story about two old African men who return to a friend's home to hear the end of his story. Unfortunately, the man died before telling the end.  He relates their lament:  “That’s not a good way to die — before you’ve told the end of your story.”

Have you told the end of your story?  Have you told your story at all?
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