So, you want to be a storyteller?

By Limor Shiponi

“Ladies and Gentlemen of the company,

I am honored and grateful for your presence,

for in your absence, my art does not exists.”

In memory of Mimi (Bat Ami) Barthélèmy (May 3, 1939 – April 27, 2013). I’ve heard these opening lines from her and they sunk into my consciousness forever, as an important lesson about what it means being a storyteller. These words are not only welcoming as an opening, even more so if you add to them the million dollar smile Mimi had; they are practically the truth.

I’ll remember her as one of the wiser, sharper and forgiving humans I’ve ever met.

2 thoughts on “So, you want to be a storyteller?”

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  2. What a wonderful opening. It reminds me of the riddle, ‘Say my name and I no longer exist’. Always we need the story, the teller and the audience, otherwise the circle is incomplete.

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