Every person is born into life as a blank page — and every person leaves life as a full book. Our lives are our story, and our story is our life. Story is the narrative thread of our experience–not what literally happens, but what we make out of what happens, what we tell each other and what we remember.
We make our lives bigger or smaller, more expansive or more limited, according to the interpretation of life that is our story. Whether we speak or write these stories, we constantly weave life events into narrative and interpret everything that happens through the veil of story.
This unceasing interplay between experience and narrative is a uniquely human attribute. We are the storytellers, the ones who put life into words.
by Christina Baldwin, from Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives
through the Power and Practice of Story