How much of what I write here represents me? How much of it does it really say something about who I am? I imagine that you, the one reading these words right now, are also posting more or less regularly on your blog. I assume that your posts are meant to convey something meaningful to […]
The old puppeteer looks tired. As always, after the play is over he bids farewell to the people in the audience. He thanks them for being there. He is still using his puppeteer voice when he tells them, with a smile: “If you loved the play, go tell your friends about it. If you didn’t […]
A cloudy summer evening. We’re walking aimlessly through the big city. On the banks of Seine, young people are chatting around something to eat and drink. The waves created by big tourist boats fade away at their feet. The rain comes unexpectedly and we find ourselves floating in a sea of umbrellas. For a few […]
Traditional story openings are fascinating. First, because they show how much we share across cultures and parts of the world. Second, because they tell us a lot about the internal logic of storytelling. In its turn, this reveals how we communicate things that we consider worth transmitting over cultures and generations. Openings set the scene […]
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I want to take a bit more time to explore the manifestations of trauma. But first I want to clarify how this relates to the core interest of my blog – storytelling and the role of stories in how we see ourselves, see each other, and behave. Self-narratives The […]
Do you feel intense rage or sadness in situations that do not seem to justify such extreme reactions? Do you often feel deeply vulnerable, as if your whole skin has been peeled off and even the slightest touch can provoke a lot of pain? Do you feel helpless, stuck, captive in situations or relationships? Do […]
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