“Any creation of a narrative is a bit of a lie.
And some lies have enough truth.”
I like this article so much that I’m putting this here. It’s lengthy, but worth the read. I relate totally.
For every storyteller/narrator who writes your slice-of-life in the same way I do, here’s for you:
Life’s Stories: Story of My Life
as featured in The Atlantic (August 2015)
“In the realm of narrative psychology, a person’s life story is not a Wikipedia biography of the facts and events of a life, but rather the way a person integrates those facts and events internally—picks them apart and weaves them back together to make meaning. This narrative becomes a form of identity, in which the things someone chooses to include in the story, and the way she tells it, can both reflect and shape who she is. A life story doesn’t just say what happened, it says why it was important, what it means for who the person is, for who they’ll become, and for what happens next.”