Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | May 21, 2012

On stories

It’s often said that we humans are a “story people.”  One of the best story people I know is Ken Burns, the revered American filmmaker.  Watch a five-minute snapshot of some of his thoughts on how essential storytelling is for us.

“We have to keep the wolf from the door… We tell stories to continue ourselves. We all think an exception is going to be made in our case, and we’re going to live forever. And being a human is actually arriving at the understanding that that’s not going to be.  Story is there to just remind us that it’s just… okay.”

 

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