Many of you who read my posts know how much I love the children's author and storyteller, Carmen Agra Deedy! Her book "The Last Dance" is my all time favorite book ever. It is a beautiful book about the circle of life and the importance of family. In the story, the grandfather tells his grandchildren that everyone has the right to three things in life:
To Dance. The great thing in life is not so much to dance well, but whether one is willing to dance at all.
To Sing. Even if you sing off-key, the crow has as much right to a voice as the nightingale.
To Tell Stories. Those we love are never really gone as long as their stories are told.
I love that Facebook and blogs allows us to share the stories of those we love who are gone.
Carmen has become a friend and we are working on her coming to Gilbert in the spring of 2018. She is inspirational as a storyteller to kids of all ages, but she also touches adults. I absolutely love her and she is one of the most amazing people I know. Yesterday she left me a message saying she would be honored to come to Gilbert. Her schedule is so full so it will be a year. I will be working to get funding to pay for her. I have seen her have kids in the palm of her hand from kindergarten through eight grade as well as adults.