Desiring Life

Where have you been? Where are you going? And why?

Seeing Life as a Story


In The Way of the Wild Heart, Eldredge writes, “That is why any of the great stories stay with us- they are trying to speak to us about something crucial to life.” A significant question. One that I know about because of experience. Ever so important, as (quoted earlier in the book), Norman Maclean wrote, “The nearest anyone can come to finding himself at any given age is to find a story that somehow tells him about himself.”

What are the stories that speak to and sustain you? What are the dramas that open your eyes to your own experience in this Meta-narrative?

A very few of mine…A River Runs Through It, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Henry V, We Were Soldiers, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (believe it or not, the old PBS version caught my heart first).

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One response to “Seeing Life as a Story

  1. Ted Ancelet March 21, 2007 at 11:02 am

    I identify with all the ones you listed…but I would add a little Sci-fi…The Matrix & Star Wars, plus a few secret agent/spy themes…Spy Game, MI:3, and of course 24!

    For me it’s the awareness that there is much more going on than we can comprehend with casual observation. It’s when we look deeper, more intently that we find God not only alive, but active.

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