Thanks, Corona

9th June 2020 Dear Diary, I thought that I was locked up, I believed I would lose everything, I imagined I cannot go anywhere and I will not survive! Then I realized, that was locked up already, and yet I survived. I was locked up in a country for 17 years, but I left...

Tell stories at home!

Tell stories at home! Storytelling is as old as mankind. Stories evolved from anecdotes, our own stories stay with our and our children’s entire life. Why are our personal stories important? Why – When – Whom – should I tell stories, and what? The storytelling...

Home, Sweet Home!

25th March 2020 Dear Diary, Wondering what a storyteller does during quarantine? Here is my list:  a storyteller does the dishes, cooks, does the dishes, cooks, does the dishes, cooks, tells the kids which chapter of the Biology book to read for homework, blows her ...

Live Streaming, Life Online

14th April 2020Dear Diary, What do storytellers do to be remembered? They tell stories. But what if there is a lock down? Well, just go live on Facebook. I, too, began to think about how and what to tell. We had a couple of pre-recorded videos, long before there was...

Aunt Ilonka Extracting a Tooth at Home

5th February 2020 Dear Diary, Last week we were in Szatmár County again to tell a story, and the next day Enikő arranged that we all visit Aunt Ilonka. We knew we weren’t going to collect tales, but it’s always good to talk to the elderly, there’s a lot of good to...

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