“I’m always trying to get you to the place of laughter, but also the place where laughter meets tears.” ~ Stuart Mclean
Sadly, another incredible storyteller is lost to us although the stories remain through books, audio, and video. Radio is changing again with the loss of Stuart Mclean and the Vinyl Cafe, and last year, for me was the painful retirement of Garrison Keillor from his beloved show, A Prairie Home Companion. Storytelling, especially on the radio, is a unique art and a storyteller is irreplaceable. What remains are the archives of their vast collection which make us laugh or brings us to tears and gently back to laughter again. A genuine storyteller moves us deep inside and allows us to be aware of a new thought or evoke nostalgic emotions that transport us to a different time and space. Storytelling is a magical realm, that for me, cheats death and remains eternal.