Monday, February 6, 2012
On Stories, Narrative and Storytelling
Posted by Jennifer Armstrong
"When we can't figure out the plot in real life, people say, 'It's senseless, just senseless.' And that may be true; it may be senseless. Sense is a product of our intelligence, not a condition of the world. But few of us are satisfied with 'it's senseless' as an explanation. We want bottom lines. We want villains and conspiracies and plots like those in movies and novels; we want to live in a causal universe, a universe in which things make sense."