Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
This Gathering is an opportunity to for us to get
together in the middle of the winter, and to exchange inspirational
stories, legends, and stories, just as they would have years ago around
the fire in the wigwam. This is a chance to share fellowship, love and
laughter, and to keep the fires of our group burning through the long
This event is similar to a Talking Circle,
except that the first round or two are about sharing stories, and/or
about sharing reactions to the stories shared by others. Further rounds,
if any, consist of sharing anything you wish with the Circle, as per a
normal Talking Circle.
can come from any source, so long as you find it inspiring or
meaningful, and feel you want to share it with others. Feel free to
relate a personal experience, a Mi'kmaw or other First Nation legend, or
even an article from Reader's Digest - whatever you think carries a
message or lesson worth repeating. If you don't
trust your memory to relate the story correctly, feel free to bring it
along on paper. However, if you are uncomfortable speaking in public,
you are welcome to come and just enjoy the stories of others. Not
everyone spoke in olden times... that's how learning takes place.
From a comfort point of view, FEEL
FREE TO BRING A COMFY CHAIR OR CUSHIONS - we may be in the circle for
awhile, and I don't always have enough chairs to go around.
Circle, we will (of
course!) have a potluck feast, followed by a Give-Away ceremony.
Be prepared - this tends to run late.