Though she can’t be with us, award-winning playwright and screen writer, Catherine Ann Jones offered the prologue to her new book, The Way of Story (www.wayofstory.com). I’ve also attached an article about the book (The Way of Story Article).
Thanks for your contribution, Catherine!
In the beginning was story. The caveman rushed back to his tribe and excitedly acted out his encounter with some Paleolithic beast. This was his story and forever after he would be remembered by this story. Every story has a sacred dimension not because of gods but because a man or woman’s sense of self and her world is created through them. These stories orient the life of a people through time, establishing the reality of their world. Thus meaning and purpose are given to people’s lives. Without story, we do not exist. The Way of Story is how we discover who we are.