“Storytelling has always been a big deal for companies.
But forget business for a minute. Stories are much bigger than that, they’re central to our human existence.” – gapinvoid
Stories are about people, not about business, not about products. Behind every successful business, there is a person whose heart trembled with fear, apprehension and disappointment. Behind any product there is a set of questions one bluntly asks in desperation and determination. We don’t really have all the answers to all questions but if we weave them into a story, maybe we can touch the answers with some words. We write stories to survive and sur-thrive.
“Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.”
– Roland Barthes, “Talking,” in A Lover’s Discourse, 1977
But with such setting, what is there to write about?
… The perfection of a stolen moment far from the madding crowd:
“The ‘kingdom of heaven’ is not something lying ‘above the earth’ or coming ‘after death’. It does not have a yesterday or a day after tomorrow, and it will not arrive in a ‘thousand years’. It is an experience of the heart. It is everywhere and it is nowhere.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
“He was a dream, as all works of art are. All works of art are the physical manifestation of a desire, a hope, and you can’t hope for something more beautiful and entertaining and nice than Cary Grant.” – Katharine Hepburn on Cary Grant
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
– Mary Oliver, from The Summer Day
Sow your wild oats?
Build a castle with every moment you’ve got love in your heart?
Feel and dream in colours?
Drink coffee in the morning and hang fairy lights in the evening?
Sow kindness in barren cruel soil?
Decorate the moon room?
– Iulia Halatz