What's Your Story: Thoughts from Rebecca Solnit (The Faraway Nearby)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I buy every Rebecca Solnit book. I like the invented nature of her thoughts and prose. Today, facing all kinds of work deluge (and other such stuff), I share the opening paragraph from the Solnit book I'll read and review here as soon as the clouds settle.

But for now, Solnit's take on love—and stories.
What's your story? It's all in the telling. Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice. To love someone is put yourself in their story, or figure out how to tell yourself their story.


Richard Gilbert said...

Got it. Reading it. I'm looking forward to your thoughts!

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