Reflecting on stories

“You’re never going to kill storytelling because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.”

– Margaret Atwood

Stories have incredible power
Defining how we engage with the world
Affecting how we relate to one another
Wielding the power of life and death
Bringing us joy and fear and purpose

Stories are what we choose to repeat
From one generation to the next
Boxing us in or calling us forward
Deceiving us with impossible fantasy
Or pushing us out toward what’s possible

Stories shape reality.