Storytelling has been around way before there were printing presses and publishing houses. Stories made their way through story tellers telling tales of distant lands. Folk tales reflect our history, our traditions and cultures, our ethics and morals. They teach us lessons and take us back to our grandmother’s laps.
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The Farmer Who Followed His Dream
A Palestinian folk-tale
Once upon a time, in the village of Sirees in Palestine, there lived a poor farmer.
He lived in a small humble house with his wife and seven children, and every morning he stepped out his door to greet two ancient lemon trees in his garden at the front. The farmer and his family worked hard all year round, but money was still short.
One morning, while they were having breakfast, his wife said, "You look worried. What is the matter?"
The farmer replied, "I had a dream last night, and I can’t get it out of my head. I dreamt that I had to go to Jerusalem - I don't know why - and had to wait at a certain place by Damascus Gate."