|Posted by Cobaltsoul on January 21, 2011 at 4:52 AM|
Why do we love stories?
Pretty much that's all I've got, the question.
Maybe you think you don't love stories.
Do you love even one movie?
Do you regular WANT to watch even one tv show?
Is there even one song you love and will always love?
Then you love stories, just like the rest of the human race.
But why do we love stories?
What I can tell you, as a long time story lover and story teller is this:
Stories have power.
Stories have joy.
Stories have life.
Stories carry me to some other place.
Stories touch me in hidden places.
I don't protect myself from fiction the same way I protect myself from reality.
Fiction can share truth with me when I'm still denying it in reality.
That much I know.
I think there is plenty more to know about stories.
I also think that you can tell good ones without understanding why they are good
Or how they work.
Something else I know.
You are a story teller even if you don't see it.
We tell stories to ourselves all the time.
We process our reality by RE-telling it to ourselves.
Think about that for a while, it could change your life, or at least, make it richer.