On Storytelling And So Much More

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On Storytelling

And So Much More

 

 

Storytelling And So Much More In Santa Fe

 

On Storytelling And So Much More  I recently visited Santa Fe, New Mexico: my second visit in two years.  It was a part of a yearly event called Indian Market where local artisans gather along with hundreds of thousands of visitors.  Primarily an open-air market; there are numerous galleries(far too many for me to count) and lots and lots of people-watching. Here is a glimpse of that visit:

 

I attended museums, special events and spent a good amount of time walking and walking and then walking some more.  Interesting restaurants too. Sights of many kinds to see and experience.  It is a very festive atmosphere and Santa Fe is a special and idyllic place. 

 

I learned of storytellers during my visit last year.  Much of what I learned was a bit(to say the least) overwhelming but it is slowly sinking in as I continue to learn more about the people and the culture.  Storytelling as a pottery artistic method began in 1964.  Beyond storytelling as an artistic expression, there is much to be said about learning and understanding new things.  It's true there are many comparisons to be found in our differences. 

 

In more than one example it was clear that a certain form of matriarchy exists in pueblo life as seen through the eyes and experiences of the various artists I met.  Politics and policies of varied aspects showed me much.   I listened. I observed.  I learned.  

 

Local matters.  We know the importance of local knowledge. It is discussed at length on ActiveRain.   It was quite evident during my visit to New Mexico. 

 

 

 

Santa Fe

 

 

 

 

 

One of the many things I noticed this time(I may have missed it a year ago) was a server at a restaurant who asked a question.  It wasn't clear at first.  Red, green or Christmas?  This piece of New Mexico culinary trivia deals with choice of chile.  Apparently, it makes a difference.  Christmas is the combination of red and green.  Of, course.  

 

So that's a glimpse of my visit to Santa Fe.    

 

 

 

The images in this post are from canstockphoto.com

 

On Storytelling

And So Much More

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Michael Jacobs

 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael I have two acres of vacant land in New Mexico, let me know if you want to uproot:))Endre

Aug 25, 2019 10:57 PM #18
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Morning Michael.

Interesting, I'm going to try that next time I order salsa on my burrito.  I want the Christmas one.

Aug 26, 2019 01:02 AM #19
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Brian England
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That sounds like a wonderful trip and I am glad that you enjoyed it.  I really enjoyed the time I spent in Santa Fe when I visited and will certainly visit again.

Aug 26, 2019 06:40 AM #20
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Hi Michael. I have heard some very interesting stories about New Mexico. Your trip was very educational indeed. I want to visit myself one day. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 26, 2019 07:31 AM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr. - hmm...what made me suddenly think of a Manhattan land transaction and the exchange of a paltry sum of money?   I digress.  

James Dray - and it's said that variety is the spice of life  

Brian England - it was a nice trip and visit.  

Jerry Newman - thank you for your comment.  There is much to learn about Santa Fe and New Mexico.  The sky is so blue and so clear.  

Aug 26, 2019 07:38 AM #22
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael Jacobs - I'm glad you were able to get away and go back to a place that piqued your interest for a second time. This is a place I was always interested in visiting but never received as much information about it until now. Thank you, for providing in-depth information that was very helpful.

The photo for this post is stunning! I read your article with interest as a prospective tourist and followed the links. What was most impressive to me was discovering the artists' "work must meet strict quality and authentic material standards." How rare is that? There is nothing worse than loses my interest in places I visit where products are the same, mass-produced from a different country. 

I got hooked on storytelling years ago in Wisconsin only because it was interactive and I got to make my own drum from deer hide, using the skills and tools of Native American Indians willing to teach. It was very educational and that's what I liked about it.  

Every trip can be an adventure. I'm so happy you got to do something different. We all need to have our batteries recharged. Also, I really enjoyed reading this blog post.

Happy Monday!

Aug 26, 2019 08:50 AM #23
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for the thoughtful comment and congratulations once again for reaching and flying beyond another ActiveRain milestone.  If you have the opportunity to visit the Santa Fe area I hope you take it.  The information I shared is but a bit of what the city and the area has to offer.  The first image I shared in this post is not my own but it captures the downtown plaza area so well.  As for storytelling it is an interesting subject and a far reaching one as well.   Here is to adventures of all kinds!

Aug 26, 2019 10:05 AM #24
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Michael, your post on Santa Fe, New Mexico and all to be discovered and learned brought me back to one of my first Astrology classes. The instructor spoke of the strength, wisdom, learning of the MIND -  described it as a large open field...the more we take a plow and go work the field, the more we turn over the soil, the greater the power and insight.  Seems you had your plow working on your trip to Santa Fe...And yes, Michael Jacobs, I have a feeling we all would have loved the experience and the learning and enjoyed it with you.

Aug 26, 2019 03:02 PM #25
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - I like the analogy you used.  It works well.  Thank you for sharing it.  

Aug 26, 2019 03:15 PM #26
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Michael,

Storytelling is important in many forms.

I loved this tip on Red, green or Christmas. It's obvious once you think about it.

Aug 28, 2019 09:55 PM #27
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Would love to visit Santa Fe. I enjoyed your story telling this morning. 

Aug 29, 2019 08:10 AM #28
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - yes, it seems so obvious once you think about it.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - it's a great place to visit so much to discover if I am fortunate enough to make a return visit.  

Aug 29, 2019 08:45 AM #29
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Sounds like a wonderful time!

I've been to New Mexico, but don't remember what part. Years ago...a Camp Jeep weekend with my family. It was awesome. 

Aug 31, 2019 02:46 PM #30
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Sharon Tara - I am sure the Land of Enchantment was a bit more so because of your presence.  

Aug 31, 2019 02:52 PM #31
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Joy Daniels
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We are going to Mexico in the winter. . . isn't that when most Northerners visit Mexico?  No Santa Fe . . . though it sounds wonderful.  

Aug 31, 2019 03:23 PM #32
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Joy Daniels - have a good time as you travel later this year.  

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Oh, how interesting! I know you enjoyed the second trip during the Indian Market, Michael.

I had no idea that the storytelling figurines were the most sold items in pueblo art - very interesting. Some of them are so intriguing - you can spend time analyzing the figure before reading the history about it!

I also had no idea they were as pricey as they are. Thanks for sharing!

Sep 02, 2019 06:15 PM #34
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - the prices on artwork of all kinds was amazing as I learned last year and again this year during what I overheard was a market that wasn't viewed as particularly strong.  An interesting experience and to say the least, eye-opening for multiple reasons.  

Sep 02, 2019 06:37 PM #35
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Michael, love Santa Fe, and isn't far from here to drive.  Sounds like your trip was awesome. 

Sep 03, 2019 08:18 AM #36
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Joan Cox - i do remember seeing Denver as a destination on one of the freeways and wondered about the proximity.  

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