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New Paltz musician & zine author Kate Larson

March 16, 2013 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
We all have one great novel within us, or so the old truism contends. But if that is true, is it because all the sow’s ears of our pedestrian years will eventually add up to a tale worth telling, while presidents sign bills and quarterbacks make touchdowns; or is it because we are all irrepressible 24/7 storymaking machines? I prefer to think of storytelling not as something done by the great after the fact of their greatness – live first, tell later – but rather as our most basic mode of processing experience and making meaning. The narrative impulse seems to precede and structure experience, not simply to package it with a ribbon bow and a moral.
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