Tiny Stories™ – The power of storytelling
"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten." - Rudyard Kipling
The power to transform
Stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, and challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture on our minds. Our storytelling ability, a uniquely human trait, has been with us as long as we’ve been able to speak and listen. Not only do people love to tell stories, people love to hear stories!
That’s why we’ve partnered with Carrie Gallahan, founder of Saving Libraries. Carrie was inspired by this African proverb to start a movement to save the stories of our elders:
Every time an old person dies, a library burns to the ground.- African Proverb
We have a unique opportunity to harvest the wisdom, the humor and memories we hear every day. We live and work beside elders who have journeyed almost a full century on this planet. Through their stories, we connect with one another while giving our resident storytellers the opportunity to reconnect with what was once taken for granted. We give them the opportunity to share their memories for generations to come.
Through the simple process of capturing these memories, or tiny stories, we create a profoundly enriching experience for both the storyteller and the recorder. Elders tell their stories of adventures, challenges, and wisdom acquired along their life journey. Deeper connections are made. And, the tiny stories can be preserved forever on digital media and libraries.