N is for Golden Nugget–A to Z Blog Challenge

AtoZ2019NWe are pleased to participate in the A to Z Blog Challenge (http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/).  The Story Crossroads theme for this year is Golden…And All Things That Glimmer.  Each post highlights golden items from a folktale from around the world. Each time you have to wonder, is something that is golden a blessing, a curse, or both?

What has inspired all this gold?–The Golden Spike with the 150th Transcontinental Railroad and the Spike 150 Grant for this year’s Story Crossroads Festival.

Golden Nugget-

This story lets me ponder on what type of friend I am. Let us all be like Ki-wu and Pao-shu.

China – https://www.worldoftales.com/Asian_folktales/Chinese_Folktale_13.html

50-word-or-less summary:

Ki-wu and Pao-shu head to the woods. They discover a large golden nugget. Ki-wu offers to friend. Pao-shu refuses. Nugget left behind. They find a man in forest and offer to him. Man searches and finds snake that he cuts in half. Friends return and see two golden nuggets. Happiness.

Please share in the comments…or anything on your mind.

While you enjoy this blog, Story Crossroads has year-round offerings including the culminating Festival on May 15, 2019 with free performances May 13-16, 2019 (see schedule here: https://storycrossroads.com/2019-schedule/.  

We thank our funders such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Western States Arts Federation, Utah Humanities, the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (Spike 150), the City of Murray, the South Jordan Arts Council, Utah Valley University and many other businesses and individuals. Join us in the support by attending or donating or both! (Click here to donate or get tickets.

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