This was such a special book. It's very small, like a little treasure book with a gem of a story.
A wise tale about What Is Enough, from the author of the #1 bestseller "WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES".
There is a gift so simple that it requires no ribbons for wrapping, yet which is so miraculous, it has the power to transform our lives. This is THE GIFT OF STORY, a tale of love and wisdom from Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, eminent psychoanalyst and author. When an old woman flees to a hut in the lonely forest, begins Dr. Estes, she seeks safety from the savage war that has devastated her village. What sustains her is the greatest of all gifts: a story. One healing tale leads to another, creating stories that each speak eloquently to the question, "what is enough?" Handed down to Dr. Estes by elders within her own foster family, these stories are born of deep suffering; each one pays tribute to the human spirit. Heart warming and fertile with strong symbols, THE GIFT OF STORY is a seed that will bear a rich and lasting fruit within your own family. As Dr. Estes says, "Though none of us will live forever, our stories can. As long as one soul remains who can tell the story...the greater forces of love, mercy, generosity and strength are continuously called into being in the world."