To my Storytelling Fans! I discovered this memory in a storytelling workshop several years ago with Kim Weitkamp. She is masterful in teaching how to find your story ideas, and I love sharing her technique of memory mapping in workshops. In 2013, my audience was Toastmasters so the memory became a speech for a contest. It was transformed into a holiday story in December 2015 for Tea&Tales at Brambles English Tea Room. It’s been packed away for a couple years, and so I wanted to bring “The Box” back to life.
The memory and story have been a gift, and so I’m unpacking the gift to give it to you.