Friday, February 14, 2020

The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose




It's Valentines Day when some fellows will do anything they can to win the affections of a woman. The Blue Rose, in the Roman myth of Zephyrus and Flora is a good example of how far someone might go to obtain the attention they seek.
The God Zephyrus loved Flora so much that he changed himself into a rose, because the Goddess had eyes for nothing other than her flowers. When Flora saw the rose, she kissed it and thus fulfilled Zephyrus’ wish.


In Chinese folklore, an Emperor's daughter was to be married. Her father allowed he to give one stipulation to her suitors. She said she would marry the man who could bring her the blue rose. This discouraged many seeking her hand in marriage, yet some suitors were determined to win her hand. A merchant paid a florist to give him a painted rose. When he presented the rose to the princess, the paint dripped on to her hand. “This is not a blue rose, I will not marry you,” she announced. Another man threatened a man in his village to find him a blue rose. The man from the village carved a rose, out of a sapphire. When it was presented to the princess, she replied “This is not a blue rose! I will not marry a man whose heart is as cold as this stone.” Another very cunning man asked a wizard to craft him a blue rose. The wizard gave him a box with a picture of an illusion of the blue rose inside. When presented to the princess, she reached her hand out to the rose to find that her hand simply passed through it. “I will not marry a man who is deceitful,” she replied. Later in the evening she told the gardener’s son that she wished she could marry him, they trusted one another and he was dear in her heart. “I will bring you the blue rose in the morning,” He replied. The next morning he presented the princess with a white rose. All pointed and whispered that it was a common white rose. The princess touched the white petals and replied, “This is a blue rose.” The emperor gave his blessing saying that, “If his daughter said it was a blue rose, it was a blue rose.” The princess and the gardener’s son were married. They lived happily ever after until the end of their days

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Craft Workshop


This is a workshop for beginning tellers or those who would like a tune up.  The workshop usually fills up quite quickly and I can tell you that it is useful and produces at least a couple of new tellers every year for the Around Town Tellers stage.


Have a look at the poster and feel free to call Margaret or me (250-370-2964) if you have questions 


Stories at Fern February 17

Shirley Routliffe is the host and the theme is: Try a Little Love ... Love, Life, Friendship.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The next Stories at Fern 

  • Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Hosted by: Pat Carfra

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Victoria Storytellers’ Guild invites you to enjoy part or all of a day of story where you can: 

Hear tales as harshly beautiful as the Nordic landscapes where they were first told, 
Get acquainted with the fascinating and highly complex characters of the gods and goddesses,
Laugh at their mistakes, recoil at their brutality, and savour their successes. 
Contemplate how these stories gave meaning to the Vikings’ lives.


Norway House October 5, 2019 1-9 pm

$10 ($5 for guild members)


Start the year off right. Visit The Victoria Storytellers Guild  evening of stories.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

United in Love - the next stories at Fern


Thanks to the Commodores for their timeless song from the 80's..It will always be a hit.
We are united in love if only we lay down the things that separate us: race, religion, politics, class and greed.
In 2019 we can only pray that people will wake up from their slumber of millions of years to stand up for Universal love. It has been too long. Only love can save our planet.

Stories at Fern       1831 Fern St Victoria    7:30 pm 15 April 2019 



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