Next week is Martinmas – a festival that may not be familiar to many of you – but one that is perfect for the mood of early November and in cultivating festival life. Days are shortening. The trees have lost their leaves. There is no snow yet so the world looks grey and brown and black. It looks dead. And so we light our lanterns and walk into it. We are the little light of life winding our way through the world as it falls asleep.
I want to share with you the audio story "The Lantern Prince" and the written version which is a shorter version of the audio story. It is not a story about Saint Martin, but a story in his honor and written out of spirit of sacrifice and service. Enjoy and feel free to use it in your community too.
"The Lantern Prince"
About the Author
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.