‘Hardwired for Story’

Someone named Richelle Thompson had this to say today about the power of a narrative:

Tell me a story, she begs. And I don’t think it’s just because she’s trying to postpone bedtime. At least, that’s not the complete reason. As I weave a story, part fantasy, part recollection, my sweet daughter curls into me.

Tell me a story, he asks. As the campfire flickers, I frankenstein a ghost story from the horror flicks of my childhood—and my son listens, bewitched by the tale.

“We are hardwired for story. …”

The rest of Ms. Thompson’s commentary is HERE, from the May-July issue of Forward Day by Day.

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