“The first story almost always evokes another, which summons another, until the answer to the question has become several stories long. A sequence of tales is thought to offer broader and deeper insight than a single story alone. So, in this old tradition, let us begin with a question: What constitutes ‘enough’?”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes, The Gift of a Story
Thinking a lot these days about the importance of more than just one story. There is more than meets the eye and no one story can fully capture a person or group of person’s all. It’s true that while stereotypes are not always untrue, they sure as hell are incomplete and limiting.
+ Watch. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s talk -> The Danger of a Single Story.
[Photo: Chiya time under a big, blue tarp on the side of the highway, Nepal//Grace Farson]