Thursday, August 7, 2014

our lives as stories

where’s our narrator?

maybe why we love books
is that we know everyone has a story,
yet only in fiction is there a narrator
who will grab our interest
and tell us of thoughts and feelings,
of conflict and effort,

so that by knowing others at a remove,
we can be closer to knowing the stories all around us,
and, if we’re lucky, we might then even know ourselves
within the stories we live. 

by Henry H. Walker
July 29, ’14

No comments: