Stories and narrative are so interwoven into our lives that we likely don’t realize how many times in a day we tell or listen to a story, and we definitely don’t take notice of the way we weave narratives into the reasons and explanations for why we do certain or actions or made certain choices. Stories and narrative are part and parcel to how we understand the world, learn new ideas, and relate to one another as humans. Kurt Vonnegut went so far as to say that stories are so central to human existence that there are only eight stories that have ever been told.
This week Ryan, Garreth and Cody sit down to continue asking each other questions that have been on their minds. It’s Ryan’s turn this week with the question “How do narratives shape us?”
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Stream our documentary The Builder!
For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.