Life, I’m sure you noticed, is a story.
It comes to us like a story does — scene by scene. We wake up. The sun is shining, but later it might rain. A friend might call and share good or bad news. We might get a promotion. Lose a job. Order and plans are shaken by scene-altering events.
Life unfolds like drama, doesn’t it? There are characters, settings. Some scenes are comedies, others tragedies, soap operas. Whatever happens, it’s all part of the big story. Life.
The culmination may not be the originally intended destination, but the story will mirror a life of effort and inspiration. It will be your story and my story. They will be exclusive to us.
Perhaps, for this reason, story narrative is suited for the exceptional. We have control over the written story, yet must remain hidden to retain credibility.
In Stranger or Friend, the most important element, for me, was that existing order falls to events that change everything without making it seem I had anything to do with the creation of chaos. At least that was the intent.
Anyone who watched a good movie, enjoyed a book, knows that stories are filled with conflict, clashes of wills, the fault lines of society. Sound like life?
As this blog’s tagline reads: Life is a story; might as well write it. In that spirit, I’ll be making my way to your wonderful post soon.