I was sad to learn that Geoffrey Lewis died this year. He seems to be remembered for his roles with Clint Eastwood, but to a great many of us he is remembered as storyteller, a truly contemporary Bard of the 80's. I listened to Celestial Navigations with rapture, just as I did the work of the Scottish Bard Robin Williamson. Those stories will always be imprinted on my imagination. Thank you to the BARD and his colleagues for a treasure!
And because this Blog is also as much an Archive as a Memoir, I take the liberty (thanks once again to the great generosity of UTube) of adding below a site that has a great many of his stories, in case you are maniac like me and can listen to them forever. And a few of my favorite ones preceed that listing. Although I'm a film fan, there is something about the listening to Story that really holds to the heart just as reading a book does, because the listener must fill in the spaces with her or his imagination. It's not a passive process. Viewing a painting is the same - a painting is really a window into another world.
But the Storytellers.............I find myself becoming a child again, listening before a campfire to that story, wanting to know what happens, and also wanting the story to never end.
For a large collection of Celestial Navigations stories: