Fascinating analysis of the ancient lineage of our stories today. I love the image that stories spread over time both vertically and horizontally– like tree roots! And deep where the roots touch, caring and healings between cultures can happen. Thanks, Hope. This gives me hope for our fractured world. See you on Worldwide Virtual Storytelling Guild, Thurs, August 1, 5:30 PM PST, when I’ll be telling my favorite Russian tale of Enchantment, The Little Man No Bigger Than Your Thumb With Mustaches Seven Miles Long!