At School Literacy and Culture, we are often described as “the story people.” It’s true. Talk to any one of us for more than a few moments and we’ll either share a story with you or happily listen to one you share. In fact, the way we introduce our project usually starts with the story of how SLC was founded by Dr. Patsy Cooper in Houston nearly 27 years ago.
The hustle and bustle of the year rarely lends itself to a slow day spent with family where many times the only items on the day’s “agenda” are talking with one another, enjoying a large meal, and maybe watching a football game or two. With Thanksgiving just a short day away, we encourage you to share your stories with your loved ones as you gather around your table of gratitude. No story is too big, or too small, to share. Stories are how history has been recorded for countless generations. And children, our youngest storytellers, always have a tale or two (or ten!) to share. Listen closely to their words, for their stories share wisdom and clarity that we adults often overlook.
So, settle in for a cozy day with the ones you hold most dear and become a “story person” yourself. Happy Thanksgiving!
Authored by Jordan Khadam-Hir, Rice University School Literacy and Culture