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Why storytelling matters — at such a time

When stories are told, not read, it adds a measure of delight to the experience.

I vividly recall my son’s face when, at the age of three or four, he would listen to my stories. His eyes lit with wonder, his delicate fingers playing with mine, while hanging on to every word. It made me want to pick him up and run around with joy. I would stop, to hold on to the moment, but a shrill voice would drag me back into the story: “Then what happened?”

I must confess it was not fun telling him

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