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REVIVING THE OLD STORIES TO CREATE NEW MYTHS

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10. AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CAROL, PT. 1

The following was written prior to the 15th largest snowstorm to hit Western North Carolina, which subsequently cancelled this event.  Something did happen at the site that night, however, which will be a focus of the next entry.  The event has been rescheduled for January 19th and 20th, the experience of which will be reported here in the final part to this saga.  But first, the beginning...

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1. AMERICAN MYTH

Myth is a loaded term.  Mary Zimmerman, a former teacher of mine who has made a career playing in the world of myth, defined it for me as tales that we hold in our collective unconscious that primarily deal with origin stories which use the fantastical and often contain the supernatural.  Others, she is quick to point out, use the term in the figurative sense by naming something a myth when they believe it is false, like bats are blind and bulls hate red...

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