“Storytelling is a tool for knowing who we are and what we want, too. If we never find our experience described in poetry or stories, we assume that our experience is insignificant.” (Ursula Le Guin)*
‘Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.’ (Paul of Tarsus)**
We are all artists able to help one another find our stories through making sense of the highs and lows of our days. As James Baldwin proffers:
“an artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian [whose] role is to make you realise the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are”.^
There’s nothing better in life than to be able to do this.
(*Ursula Le Guin, quoted in Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings.)
(^James Baldwin, quoted in Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings.)