Friday, October 30, 2015

It's All in the Telling

The cloth of that story is threadbare with the telling .
    Geraldine Brooks

We repeat some tales until the litany of events blur and a fictive episode emerges. Allow some time to pass and the story metamorphoses into something else.

Each repetition adds or subtracts, half recalled additions appear,  parts disappear as if they never happened.

We finger some stories like amulets, other stories like hoodoos.


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