Art, the marketplace, and narrative loss
Why One Writes

Living by stories

Arthur Rackham

"In a fractured age, when cynicism is god, here is a possible heresy: we live by stories, we also live in them. One way or another we are living the stories planted in us early or along the way, we are also living the stories we planted -- knowingly or unknowingly -- in ourselves. We live the stories that either give our lives meaning, or negate it with meaninglessness. If we change the stories we live by, quite possibly we change our lives."  - Ben Okri (A Way Of Being Free)

From Peter Pan in Kensington Garden illustrated by Arthur RackhamImages above: Illustrations for J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939).