Liz McLeod Musings on the Day

Such an interesting concept, narrative. Basically, it means story or the telling of a story. But digging deeper there is a whole litany underneath of who and how that story is being told. A simple event can be told in such different ways, based on who is telling the story, where they are in relation to the event, what their role in the event, if any, might be, and what their previous experiences or possible goals might entail.

So, how do we work to acknowledge each narrative and the perspective it is portraying? How do we rise above our own limited sense of ‘sight’ to see a larger picture? What can help us to see the story from a myriad of viewpoints?

My father will loudly besmirch a group of people at times, for whatever perceived action he sees as incorrect. And yet, as soon as he knows an individual…

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