Fishing for a Glimpse of Meaning

In real life, the grand chain of events goes more or less like this: And then, and then, and then. Though our experience of time is linear, the story of our life tends to be anything but. It is, instead, made up of lots of unrelated points.

In storytelling, on the other hand, the chain of events becomes a much tidier: And therefore, and therefore, and therefore. This is because great stories indulge our…