Where have you been? Where are you going? And why?
Seeing Life as a Story
March 20, 2007Posted by on
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).