Theme

The Stories We Tell

What are the narratives that we live by, the ones that not only explain who and what we are but shape what we might become? Are the stories we tell ourselves different from the ones we tell each other? Do stories evolve or are they stubborn as mules, trees? Who tells the stories of the Great Mother—the golden pears that dangle in the King or Queen’s gardens, the mushrooms that fruit overnight right under our feet? In the midst of pandemic and global upheaval, when social justice and equity hang in the balance, the stories we tell just might save us, or at the very least, bear witness, offer glimmers of hope, and in that pause where “the toe of the shoe pivots in the dirt,” give us a chance to change our beleaguered and disrupted lives.

 

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