|Storytelling in Eden|
|Written by Peter Johnston|
|Wednesday, 07 July 2010 15:46|
Yesterday we had a very full day at The Eden Project. Of all the attractions in Cornwall this was the one that was first on my list of "must-sees", and I was not disappointed. A gloriously sunny and warm day helped of course; though the excess sun took its toll on me by the end of the day, alas!
The Rainforest Biome was stunning with an incredible variety of plant life and an atmosphere that felt like you were right in the middle of South America including a river running through the Biome with a large waterfall right at the top.
In the Mediterranean Biome we were treated to some storytelling at noon. The lady began with an old but wise story. I asked Sophia to recount it for me which she did this morning... [There's more...]
Once upon a time in a land very, very far away, a long, long time ago, there lived a man. He had a beautiful coat. It was made of many different colours and had pictures of everything there ever was. As he walked it swished here and there. Everywhere this man went he was welcomed into people’s homes and given food. People all over the world loved him and trusted him.
At the same time there was an old woman. She was ugly and had grey hair and warts. Nobody welcomed her into their homes or loved her. They certainly didn’t trust her.
One day, the old woman met the man with the beautiful coat while she was out on a walk and she asked him, “Why is it that everybody welcomes you and trusts you, while they all push me away and think that I’m untrustworthy.”
The man didn’t know, but he was very polite, and replied, “I don’t know, to be honest. My name is Story. What is yours?”
To this the woman replied, “My name is Truth.”
Well, that surprised Story. He said, “I have an idea, Truth. My coat is very large. It could fit us both beneath it!” So Truth hid under Story’s coat and stayed there from then to now.
So whenever you meet Story, you will know that Truth is hidden under his beautiful coat.
Sophia Johnston said: