This week in class one of our assignments was to create a digital story using Audacity. I had heard of Audacity before, but I’d never used it. As I watched the tutorials I was relieved to see that the tools are simple and quite similar to the iMovie tools that I’m used to. The hardest part about this assignment was finding a good story! And not just a good story, a good story that lends itself to fun sound effects and background music! (We are getting so techy and fancy with our stories now!) With a cushy 1 minute (ish) limit, it was hard for me to find something that was short, sweet, and fun.
I ended up reading through a book of Aesop’s fables to try and find a good story. I’m one of the few people (and librarians) on this earth who DOES NOT like Aesop’s Fables. I know, I know. They are supposed to teach good lessons, blah blah blah. I remember as a child I had an Aesop’s Fables book and I hated all of the stories in it because they all had such miserable endings. I’m a sucker for a happy ending. So, as I was pouring over the Aesop book I didn’t have high hopes of finding a fable I favored. I stumbled upon the tale of “The Travelers and the Bear.” I’d never heard this story before and it’s kind of funny when you think about the ending. And at least no one dies in this fable… *oops, that probably was a spoiler alert*
The moral of this story is…. Misfortune is the true test of friendship.
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