“If you tell your story the world may not always stop to listen, but if they don’t they will be missing out, as there is nothing more important and beautiful than the true narrative of a fellow human”
This was the feeling I had after spending a week in Shefa’amr with some wonderful people from different backgrounds, countries, ages and stages in life.
For a while now I have been dabbling in storytelling workshops but to be able to coach and be part of the fascinating process of storytelling with such a great group in this particular instance was special for me and I will tell you why.
I am a Jewish Israeli and the only person who fit that description in this workshop – so to feel trusted enough to share in this process and these stories is something special for me, I do not take this lightly and I will always view it as a tremendous honour.
Especially as the stories were so powerful, mixing raw talent and ability (musical and lyrical) all set up in a whirlwind few days of gritty magic with the backdrop of Shefa’amr in the wintry rain. Stories and the people who hold them are not always pretty or happy but they are always powerful and so too here.
I give great thanks to our wonderful hosts and to the power that runs everything, for giving me the opportunity to be part of this gathering.
Ronni Gurwicz – Dec 2016