Books

11 September 2012

Everyone has a story. Even lives that appear to be completely mundane, and without any kind of drama, are stories. Thoughts, expectations and dreams weave themselves around all the things that appear ordinary and without any particular interest, and the story is born. We are told that the man was born, lived and died - it is a small story in itself. We are told that he was born on the top of a mountain and that he died on an island in the middle of a lake. Immediately, our interest is caught: how did he get from the mountain to the lake? And why did he descend the mountain? Perhaps the questions help create the story, or perhaps they merely help it unfold. Different questions will unravel different stories - all part of the one story.