X is for Golden eXperiments–A to Z Blog Challenge

AtoZ2019XWe 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.

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Alchemy throughout ages and time have convinced people that gold can be transformed from something else as long as the right experiment is conducted. A man named Nai Hah Tong had such a belief that he used any copper he could get his hands on.

Thailand – http://copperandgold.weebly.com/the-gold-harvest.html

50-word-or-less summary:

Man dreamed to turn copper into gold. Man conducted experiments. Wife told him to quit. Man claimed magic grew stronger after experiments. Man needed bananas fuzz for experiment. Relatives offered land to grow 200 bananas trees. Man grew bananas, then told to sell bananas for gold. Man then relied on work.

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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